Besides hydrogen and oxygen, there are 44 elements in the oceans. Gold is one of them but not as much as most people would like to believe. There is only 1 gram of gold for every 100 million tonnes of seawater. The presence of gold in the oceans has been known since 1872, and since then many people have made futile attempts to reclaim this precious metal by various means. The fact is that in order of the amount present, gold ranks 40th in list of elements in the ocean’s water.