Dead Sea

Avery Smith and Kristen Gillman

Location

The Dead Sea is located in between Isreal and Jordan. Kallia is a main city that boarders the sea.
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The Dead Sea is known for the Sea of Salt or the Sea of Death because the salt content is so high. The sea water has a density of 1.24 kg/L.
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The water is so dense, that most things in it will float. There is not much wildlife in it because it has 33.7% saltinity making it the world's saltiest bodies of water.
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It has so much salt in it that it will sometimes create salt blocks near the shore of the sea. It is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean.
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1.2 million tourist visited the sea on the Israeli side in 2009. The salt and minerals are often used as cosmetics and herbal sachets.
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The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth. It is 1,400 feet deep, 34 miles long, and 2 to 11 miles wide.
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