Why is the ocean salty? Rivers discharge salty water to the oceans.

River Plate, Uruguay, discharging mineral (salt)-rich water into the oceans.

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Why is the ocean salty? Rivers discharge mineral-rich water to the oceans

Satellite view of La Plata River discharge to the Atlantic Ocean. One way minerals and salts are deposited into the oceans is from outflow from rivers, which drain the landscape, thus causing the oceans to be salty.

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Image Dimensions: 1015 x 763

Location Taken: UY

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