Ever Wonder?

Q: How did the Dead Sea get its name?
A: The Dead Sea is so named because nothing lives in it: no
fish, no seaweed or other sea plants
– nothing.
Q: How did the Dead Sea get its name?

A: The Dead Sea is so named because nothing lives in it: no fish, no seaweed or other sea plants – nothing. Fish that accidentally make their way to the Dead Sea from one of the freshwater streams that feed the body of water died instantly.

The sea, located in the Middle East between Israel and Jordan, has some of the saltiest water in the world – six times as salty as the ocean. The water’s salt content increases with depth, so below 300 feet, the water has 332 grams of salt per kilogram of seawater, making the water saturated with the salt. Because of this, salt actually piles up at the bottom of the sea.

Because of this extremely high concentration of mineral salt, the water is much more dense than fresh water. This high density means when humans swim in the sea, their bodies become extremely buoyant. Swimming actually becomes difficult because they’re almost too buoyant. Instead of swimming, people generally just float around, reading, talking and relaxing in the water.

Source: www.extremescience.com

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