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# What is the source of much of the salt in ocean water?

Updated: 6/1/2024

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i dont know the anwser

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The main source of salt in ocean water is the erosion of rocks on land. Rainwater dissolves minerals from rocks and carries them to the ocean, where they accumulate over time. Volcanic activity and underwater vents also contribute to the salt content in seawater.

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