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1

Amount of water it holds?

1,320,000,000 to 1,370,000,000 km cubed

2

Average depth of oceanic water?

3,682m

3

Percent of planet ocean's cover?

72%

4

Why does oceanic water contain salts?

contains dissolved salts which allow it to stay as liquid water below 0 degrees

5

pH?

-fallen from about 8.25 in last 250 years - linked to increase in atmospheric carbon