Dead Sea - The Lowest Point On The Earth Surface

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Dead Sea is called the  Salt Lake  .The most saline lakes in the world. The surface of the Dead Sea is over 1,300 feet below sea level. The very bottom of the sea is the deepest part , is over 2,300 feet below sea level. The Dead Sea is completely landlocked ang gets saltier when increasing depth. The surface fed by the River Jordan is the least saline. Down to 130 feet ( 40 meters), the seawater comprises about 300 grams of salt per kilogram of sea water. Salt precipitates out and piles up on the bottom of the sea

Taken this file of salt during my holiday in the Dead Sea
Grand Tulip Hotel, we stayed in

There are no fish or any kind of swimming creatures living in or near the Dead Sea water. What you can see on the shores of the Sea is white, crystals of salt covering everything. No ordinary salt, either. The salt in the Dead Sea are mineral salts, just like you find in the oceans of the world. The water in the Dead Sea is deadly to most living things.

It's me floating

Dead Sea is deadly to most living things but not for us humans. It is remarkably adaptable to human. We can swim, eventually floating. You cannot make breast stroke or back stroke because salt water is bad for the eyes. Mostly people hang-out, have a chat while enjoying floating. That what so cool about the Dead Sea. Because of the extremely high concentration of dissolved mineral salts in the water, its density is way more than that of plain fresh water. I really just floating. ^_^

Scenic Sunday


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

This is a very informative post about the dead sea. Ang nakakatuwa sa dead sea ay literally magpo float ka sa tubig dahil sa high density nito. Nakakatuwa yung litrato mo kung saan literally na nagpo float ka, lol. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Eden said...

Lovely place. I don't have much knowledge about the Red Sea and thank you for sharing information.Great photos.

Vernz said...

wow, dead na dead talaga ako ... hehehe... kanindot diri oi...

Dhemz said...

awwwwwwwwww...ka nice ba kau nimo diha sis....just like in Salt Lake city...mag float ka sa dagat...ehehehe!

would love to visit their someday...thanks for sharing sis....nice imo layout btw.

Anne said...

agoy unsaon man ni sis nga careful diay ta diha sa dead sea.. pero akong tumong tuyo ako isawsaw akong allergy ba...hehehe

Anyways, am back!

adam said...

Hi this post is very informative I know that in dead sea you'll float but I never knew that it was the deepest part of earth, love it.

charmie said...

Sis Anne, most people came here for their skin problems, and for the scalp pwde din as long dili ituslob imoha nawong kay delekado sa mata, grabe kasakit. as in parat jud ug pait kaayo hehehe!

Sis Demz, come and visit here. You will love the Holy Sites.

Adam, it's a lowest part on it below sea level :)

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