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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Dead Sea : The Dead

The Dead Sea is located in Israel and Jordan, about 15 miles east of Jerusalem
Its average depth is 120 m (394 ft)
Its max-depth is 330 m (1,083 ft)
Water is clear as always, sometimes the reflection of the sky makes it look light blue. However, due to the mud and stuff, it can appear to be brown sometimes
Facts About The Dead Sea

·        The Dead Sea isn’t actually a sea at all! The Dead Sea is a saltwater lake. 
·        There is no marine life in the Dead Sea. The high mineral and salt content of the waters make it impossible for fish or plants to live.
·        You can lay on the surface of the water without even trying to float. The high salt content makes you buoyant.
·        Water flows into the Dead Sea from streams and rivers, but does not flow out.
·        Dead Sea salt is very bitter.
·        The Dead Sea is filled with minerals including iodine, saline, potassium, calcium, and bromide. 
·        The climate of the Dead Sea region is sunny, warm and dry all year round.
·        In the Bible, it is said that the Dead Sea will one day come alive and fill with marine life.
·        The shores of Dead Sea mark the lowest elevation on earth.
·         One of the popular names of the Dead Sea was “The Stinky Sea”.
·        The Dead Sea is 3 million years old. 

Salt Makes You Float
The basic theory behind the floating is that salt water is much denser than regular water and it’s this density which makes the water much more buoyant. If you want to float on your back completely unaided whilst reading the newspaper, well that’s not a problem in the Dead Sea because it’s extremely salty!


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