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Which of the following oceans has highest average salinity?
1. Pacific Ocean
2. Indian Ocean
3. Atlantic Ocean
4. Arctic Ocean

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Atlantic Ocean

The correct answer is Atlantic Ocean.

  • In the Atlantic Ocean high salinity is not recorded at the Equator rather it is observed between 50-20 Degree latitudes.
  • The average salinity of the Atlantic Ocean is 35.6 Percent. In the South Atlantic Ocean between 10-30 degrees salinity is higher along the western margin than the eastern margin.
  • The average salinity of oceans is 35 Percent.

  • The Atlantic Ocean consists of 4 major, upper water masses with distinct salinity and temperature.
  • The North Atlantic's wide range of salinities is caused by the asymmetry of the northern subtropical gyre and a large number of contributions from a wide range of sources.
  • The second-largest of the world's oceans is the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The ocean covers almost 20 percent of Earth's surface and about 29 % of its water surface area.
  • The Atlantic Ocean is known to separate the 'Old World' from the 'New World' in the European perception of the World.

  • The area of the Atlantic ocean is about 106460000 square km.
  • Major Ocean are the following
    • Atlantic ocean
    • Pacific ocean
    • Indian ocean
    • Arctic ocean
    • Southern ocean

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