General Knowledge - World Geography - Discussion


The ocean water is saline due to

[A]. evaporation of its surface
[B]. volume of fresh water added by rainfall
[C]. salts are already present in sea water
[D]. both (a) and (b)

Answer: Option D


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Jashan said: (Apr 11, 2013)  
I can't understand how rivers carry away the saline particles from earth into sea. If it is true then why river water doesn't taste salty.

Secondly, I want to confirm everyone that the source of salinity is dissolution of the rocks of the ocean crusts which contains salt.

Nachiket said: (Sep 11, 2015)  
The option D should have been both A and C since I believe salts are already present and that evaporation of surface does indeed change the minerals and water ratio. But I don't get how adding fresh water makes the water more saline.

John said: (Aug 11, 2020)  
Explain Option C.

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