The Dead Sea is located on the border of two states – Jordan and Israel. This hypermineralized lake is a truly unique place on Earth. In this article, we will look at some interesting facts about the Salty Miracle of our planet.
1. The surface and shores of the Dead Sea are located at a distance of 423 meters below sea level. This is the lowest point on Earth. 2. Consisting of 33,7% salt, this sea is one of the most saline water sources. However, in Lake Assal (Djibouti, Africa) and some lakes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica (Lake Don Juan), higher salt concentrations have been recorded. 3. The water in the Dead Sea is about 8,6 times saltier than the ocean. Due to this level of salinity, animals do not live in the areas of this sea (hence the name). In addition, macroscopic aquatic organisms, fish and plants are also not present in the sea due to high salinity levels. However, a small amount of bacteria and microbiological fungi are present in the waters of the Dead Sea.
4. The Dead Sea region has become a major center for health research and treatment for a number of reasons. The mineral composition of water, the extremely low content of pollen and other allergens in the atmosphere, low ultraviolet activity of solar radiation, higher atmospheric pressure at great depths – all these factors together have a healing effect on the human body. According to the Bible, the Dead Sea was a place of refuge for King David. This is one of the first resorts in the world, a wide variety of products were supplied from here: from balms for Egyptian mummification to potash fertilizers. 5. The length of the sea is 67 km, and the width (at its widest point) is 18 km.