Did you know that the water on Earth is 97% salted and 3% fresh ?

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  1. loveofnight profile image79
    loveofnightposted 6 years ago

    Did you know that the water on Earth is 97% salted and 3% fresh ?


  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 6 years ago

    Yes, the oceans and seas take up 97% of the earth's mass.

  3. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Yes. Just pick up any geology book and that information is usually in the first chapter. Or if you take geological hazards and resources, it's in the lab book at chapter 14.

    1. loveofnight profile image79
      loveofnightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for the info.

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I did, but I haven't thought about it for a long time.  No reason to I guess.

  5. junkseller profile image85
    junksellerposted 6 years ago

    Equally interesting is the percentage of water that is contained in fresh water rivers and lakes. It's only 0.0075% of the total water on the Earth. Or 1 unit for every 13,333 units of water. Most of the freshwater is ice or snow or groundwater.

  6. lisasuniquevoice profile image72
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years ago


    That's why I love having five fresh water Great Lakes surrounding my state. Michigan rules!!!

  7. Sami-Jean profile image58
    Sami-Jeanposted 6 years ago

    90% of that 3% fresh water is provided by the Great Lakes.

  8. whonunuwho profile image77
    whonunuwhoposted 6 years ago

    Yes and all the more reason to convert salt water to fresh by desalination processes using many more areas for conversion. Our water is in grave danger due to pollution and waste disposal procedures by big companies that put everyone at risk. There are better resources for power in natural gas and cold fusion processing. Although a few such plants exist, there are not nearly enough and this needs to be a top priority. Thanks for this motivating question. whonu

  9. arksys profile image90
    arksysposted 6 years ago

    one we can drink and the other we cannot... yet they both contain food for us. smile

  10. ud1093 profile image45
    ud1093posted 6 years ago

    as you said water on earth is 97% salted define slated

  11. Joseph Frankina profile image70
    Joseph Frankinaposted 6 years ago

    Yes. This is fairly common knowledge. If not, it is extremely accessible.


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