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All rivers, streams and such, lead to the ocean. As the streams flow, they simply pick up salt from rocks, and other such stuff that may have salt, and carry to the ocean. so graduelly the ocean gets saltier every year. Another answer: I heard or read somewhere, that as mankind harnesses the water from the major rivers, less fresh water reaches the oceans. This, in turn, makes the ocean salt levels higher, because there is less fresh water to dilute the salt content.

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