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Why is the ocean water salty?


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2014-02-06 17:55:15
2014-02-06 17:55:15

Salt is dissolved from the Earth and transported by rivers in oceans and seas.

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Ocean water is 3.5% salty

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Sea and ocean water is salty.

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No, it is not. Ocean water is salty. Hence "salt water." River water is not salty. It is fresh water.

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