The Dead Sea is one of the strangest areas of water to be found on the earth. Millions of years ago, the Dead Sea was about 420 meters high than it is today, and so it was on a higher level than the Mediterranean. At that time, life did exist in it. But then a great dry period came, and so much of it evaporated that the sea gradually shanks size to its present state.
One of the most amazing things about the Dead Sea is the amount of salt it contains. Normal ocean water contains about 4 to 6 percent of salts. The Dead Sea contains 23 to 25 percent of salts! If you taste this water, it is not only salty, but it may make you feel sick because of the magnesium chloride in it. The water also has a smooth, oily feeling because of the calcium chloride in it.
No animal life can exist in the Dead Sea. The River Jordan flows into it, bringing fish along with it. But the fish die, furnishing food for the sea birds.
Is Anything Living In The Dead Sea?
There are no plants, fish, or any other visible life in the dead sea