In the equatorial region between these belts the salinity is markedly less, especially in the eastern part.
In fact the salinity of the Caspian is only three-eights of that of the ocean.
Thus, where the temperature is 12 C., the water almost invariably has a salinity very near 35 per mille.
This was a blow to Sturt, who had hoped to find it free from salinity.
These various conditions give the explanation of the distribution of salinity and temperature that is seen in the chart.
All the species seem to be more or less indifferent to the salinity of the water.
Observations in temperature and salinity have only been taken during summer.
Below the surface water is a zone in which temperature decreases and density and salinity increase with depth.
They exist in both fresh and salt water, and some species seem capable of thriving in brackish water of any degree of salinity.
Knowledge of temperature, density, and salinity is important to understanding what happens to radionuclides in the ocean.
"made of salt," c.1500, probably from a Latin word related to salinum "salt cellar" and salinae "salt pits," from sal (genitive salis) "salt" (see salt (n.)). Also in Middle English as a noun meaning "salt pit" (13c.). Saline solution attested from 1833.
saline sa·line (sā'lēn', -līn')
Of, relating to, or containing salt; salty.
Of or relating to chemical salts.
A salt of magnesium or of the alkalis, used in medicine as a cathartic.
A saline solution, especially one that is isotonic to blood.