All water, even rain water, contains dissolved chemicals which scientists call "salts." But not all water tastes salty. Water is fresh or salty according to individual judgment, and in making this decision man is more convinced by his sense of taste than by a laboratory test. It is one's taste buds that accept one water and reject another.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Unnumbered Series|
|Title||Why is the ocean salty?|
|Series title||General Interest Publication|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|