What happens when vibrations pass between bodies of water?

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Gabrielle asked the Naked Scientists:
   
If a body of fluid is sat next to, or on top of, another body of fluid so that they are in contact with each other (for instance, two bags filled with water; one placed on top of the other), then any movement, or vibration, occurring in one of the bodies of fluid will "pass" to the other body of fluid. The movement or vibration travels via the fluid/liquid

Some years ago, a physics graduate told me the name of this process/phenomenon, but I've forgotten. Thought you might know it, or perhaps you are able to find out.

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resonance?
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