Hi all. Been absent from MC for a long time. Just starting to get back into it. The new updates are great!
One thing I noticed, an it's bugging me, is when I take a bucket of water from the ocean (or any large body of water), the surface of the water "breaks" or messes up. In the past, since the surrounding water blocks are all Water Springs, it would simply re-fill the gap and the surface would flatten/smooth back out.
Just like what everyone else is saying: take it from the shore instead of from the middle of the ocean. The only way to fix the "broken water" spot you've produced is to somehow get a solid block one under the surface and then remove that block.
You can also try to take a bucket of water from an unlimited source and go UNDER the broken water to put it back the way it was. I just did that and I didn't have to put any solid blocks to stop the current. ALL FIXED