10 Interesting Facts about The Dead Sea

Here are the following facts about The Dead Sea which probably give you informations about this sea. The Dead Sea also called as the Salt Sea, it all because the percentage salt of this sea is 34,2 % of salinity. Its become one of the the world’s saltiest bodies of water in the world. This sea bordering Jordan to the east, and Israel to the west. And here are the following facts about The Dead Sea which need you to know.

Facts about The Dead Sea 1 : Deep

The Dead Sea set as the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. It has 304 m (997 ft) deep. Then also its set as the earth’s lowes elevation on the land of its surface and shores are 429 metres (1,407 ft) below the sea level.

Facts about The Dead Sea 2 : One of the Saltiest Water

The Dead Sea on this salinity (34,2 %) makes it become one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water on the world. Its not the saltiest one but only become a part of the saltiest sea. Other saltiest sea such as Lake Anda in Antartica (34,8 %), Lake Assal (34,8 %), Lagoon Garabogazkol in the Caspian Sea (up to 35 %), etc.

Facts 2 The Dead Sea

Facts 2 The Dead Sea

Facts about The Dead Sea 3 : Comparation with Other Sea

It called the Dead Sea as the salinity. As we know, sea are always has contain of salt on its water. But the Dead Sea is has salter than other sea. It has 9.6 times as salty as the common ocean.

Facts about The Dead Sea 4 : The Term

The Dead Sea had named by this term because of the contain of salt in its water. The high contain of salinity make harsh environment which animals can not live as well here. Then because the other animals which live in sea doesn’t live in Dead Sea so that it called as “dead”.

Facts 4 The Dead Sea Location

Facts 4 The Dead Sea Location

Facts about The Dead Sea 5 : Size

The Dead Sea has 50 kilometresl (31 mi) long and 15 kilometres (9 mi) wide. The wide is set as the widest point. The water are lies in the Jordan Riff Valley and it has main tributary which called Jordan River.

Facts about The Dead Sea 6 : The Source of Waters

The Jordan River is the only major water source which flows into the Dead Sea. And also the water fill into the sea during the rate of rainfall. The rainfall rate in 100 mm (4 in) per year which falls in the northern par of Dead Sea. The rainfall was the rainshadow effect of Judaean Mountains. It all falls in much water into the east of the Dead Sea.

Facts 6 The Dead Sea Waters

Facts 6 The Dead Sea Waters

Facts about The Dead Sea 7 : The Climate

The climate around the Dead Sea are sunny skies and dry air. The air has temperature between 32 and 390 C (90 and 1030 F) in summer average. Then in the winter its has average temperature between 20 and 230 C (68 and 730 F). The contains of ultraviolet is low and then high contains of oxygen (3.3 % in summer and 4.8 % in winter).

Facts about The Dead Sea 8 : Chemistry

At some researches, the Dead Sea composed into two layers of water which have different scale of temperature, density, age and salinity. The top (35 metres) has average salinity of 342 parts per thousand (2002) and a temperature measured between 190 C and 370 C. Then the underzone, the lowest level of the sea has water temperature consistent in 220 C and it completed by saturation of sodium chloride (NaCl).

Facts 8 The Surface

Facts 8 The Surface

Facts about The Dead Sea 9 : Health Treatments

The Dead Sea become a natural place took as the health treatments. The reasons are from the characteristic which it has. Such as, the mineral content of the water, the low content of pollens and allergens, the low ultraviolet of solar radiation and the high pressure of atmosphere.

Facts about The Dead Sea 10 : Flora and Fauna

The contains of salinity makes some animal such as fish can not live on it. But there’s still species which can live here, it calls Dunaliella. It is kind of alga which can survive lives in this Dead Sea and caused the water has changing color. Also much animals live surround the mountain near the Dead Sea, such as camels, ibex, hares, etc.

Facts 10 The Changing Color Cause by Dunaiella

Facts 10 The Changing Color Cause by Dunaiella

Those are facts about The Dead Sea. Hope that some fact above give you some important information to keep on your mind.

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