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Why is the sea water "salty"?

Snooki from Jersey Shore said that the sea water was salty because of wail sperm but I don't believe that. so why is it ?

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It's whale and http://chemistry.about.com/od/waterchemistry/f/why-is-the-ocean-salty.htm

Please don't believe anything Snooki might have said.

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Actually it's whyaile.
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You're right. How could my spell check miss that.
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I believe it is from the plants and the chemicals they give off. I think.

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volcanos happen in the ocean and rocks beneath and sea creatures and many stuff have a role in making water salty

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The sand makes it salty

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good for you not believing Snooki! She's a retard!!!!!!!!!!

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The vaporizing of seawater, by heat from the sun, has a name I cannot recall. It is a normal water - air cycle of planet earth. It's why we have clouds, rain, freshwater rivers, etc. I am guessing, but it's a qualified guess, that water, h2O, and salt, Nacl2, are seperated in this heat cycle with the elements NA and CL being broken up in the process. Hydrogen is either the lightest, or second lightest element, so when it's breaks its chemical structure with oxygen, it rises into the air, seperately with the oxygen. The sodium and chloride are left to recombine in the ocean, because they are heavier. Over many thousands of centuries, this process has left the heavier chemicals behind, and so the other two chemical do not rise. Scientists have determined that seas in ancient times were different and have changed over eons to what we have now.

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