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Seawater

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Seawater, or salt water, is water from a sea or ocean. On average, seawater in the world's ... open sea is the Red Sea, where high rates of evaporation, low precipitation and river inflow, and c...

Why is the ocean salty? - U.S. Geological Survey

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May 2, 2016 ... One way minerals and salts are deposited into the oceans is from outflow ... which drain the landscape, thus causing the oceans to be salty.

Why is the Ocean Salty?

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What arouses the scientist's curiosity is not so much why the ocean is salty, but why it isn't fresh like the rivers and streams that empty into it. Further, what is the ...

Why Is the Ocean Salty? Composition of Sea Water - Chemistry

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Have you ever wondered why the ocean is salty and why most lakes are not? Here's a look at what makes the sea salty and its chemical composition.

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May 25, 2015 ... The ocean is salty, but most lakes and rivers are not. Why is this? Get 15% off http ://www.domain.com's s domain names and web hosting when ...

Why Is the Sea Salty? | Wonderopolis

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Apr 1, 2014 ... Ocean water is salty because it contains large amounts of dissolved minerals. These minerals are often called “salts.” Depending on which part ...

TIL: Why Is the Ocean Salty? - National Geographic

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How is it that we didn't know why the ocean was salty until 1979? National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Bob Ballard explains why such a basic question ...

BBC - Future - Why is the sea so salty?

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Apr 11, 2014 ... Most of our planet's surface is covered in water – salt water. The oceans that support so much of Earth's life are around 3.5% sodium chloride ...

Why Is the Ocean Salty? | Salt in the Ocean - Live Science

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Sep 17, 2012 ... Salts enter the ocean through rivers, which, before entering pass over rocks and soil, and pick up salt along the way.

Why Is The Ocean Salty? -- ScienceDaily

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Oct 12, 2007 ... The saltiness of the sea comes from dissolved minerals, especially sodium, ... released salt ions that reached the ocean via rainfall or land runoff.

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The oceans are salty because small amounts of salt from the land areas dissolve in the waters of streams and rivers, and are carried to the sea.
When water evaporates from the oceans into the atmosphere, the salt is left behind. The amount of salt dissolved in the oceans is, on average 3.5 % by weight.
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Why is the ocean salty? - NOAA's National Ocean Service

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Ocean water is a complex solution of mineral salts and of decayed biologic matter ... The pool of brine in the foreground is nearly four times as salty as seawater ...

Why is the sea salty?

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Everyone also knows that fresh water in rain, rivers, and even ice is not salty. ... dissolved minerals or salts reaches a stream and flows into lakes and the ocean.

Why are Oceans Salty? - EnchantedLearning.com

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... flows in rivers, it picks up small amounts of mineral salts from the rocks and soil of the river beds. This very-slightly salty water flows into the oceans and seas.