• Question: Why doesn't the ocean freez when it's winter ?

    Asked by Yusufmalik786 to Ajay, Kate, Kuntal, Pip, Reka on 16 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Reka Nagy

      Reka Nagy answered on 16 Nov 2016:

      Because the oceans are salty, they do not freeze as soon as the temperature drops below 0 degrees Celsius. In most places in the world, it doesn’t get cold enough in winter for the oceans to freeze – but in some places in the arctic and antarctic, it does get quite cold, cold enough for all water there to turn to ice, even the water in the oceans.