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Why does ice stay at the top of oceans instead of sinking to the bottom?. . Ice is colder than liquid water.. . Ice is warmer than liquid water.. . Ice is more dense than liquid water.. . Ice is less dense than liquid water.

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Ice is less dense than liquid water.  This is the reason why the cubes float in your soda, and bergs float in the ocean.  Water is one of a very very few substances that have this peculiar behavior.  If it didn't, then the oceans would freeze from the bottom up, and life could not exist on Earth.

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