Last Updated on August 6, 2021 by Neil Mackengie
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
Up until recently, the Dead Sea has been mostly isolated from the rest of the world, but that isn’t the case anymore. You can no longer swim in the Dead Sea due to the fact that water not only contains high levels of salt (which is bad for your health) but also because of the high level of radiation that the water contains. This radiation is caused by the radioactive elements that are deposited by rain that falls on the Dead Sea. (That’s why you don’t want to swim in it)
The Dead Sea is a body of salt water located in Jordan, Israel, and parts of Syria. The sea, which is a destination for tourists from around the world, is one of the earth’s most saline bodies of water. It has extremely high salt content, causing the water to be extremely alkaline.
Can you pee in the Dead Sea? We asked some guides while out on a tour, and they had a variety of answers: Some said you can, others said you can’t. Most said you can’t while on the boat, a few said you can. After asking around, we got a clear answer. “I know for sure, you can’t pee in the Dead Sea. It would hurt you” said one of our guides. We asked him to explain. “The salt in the Dead Sea would burn you, and you wouldn’t get rid of it. So, the salts would build up in your body, and eventually kill you”.