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Q & A: saltier seawater?

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Most recent answer: 01/10/2008
Q:
If sea water evaporates into rainwater, but rain isn"t salty, where does the salt go? And, if it stays in the oceans, does that mean that the oceans are getting saltier and saltier?
- Maggie
Champaign, IL USA
A:
Your reasoning is great. The ocean would still be getting saltier, except apparently () rocks are taking up the extra salt, keeping the level nearly constant.

Mike W.

(published on 01/10/2008)

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