The Dead Sea – effortless floating in salty water!

The Dead Sea, aka the Sea of Salt is not a sea at all, as I found out before going to Israel. It is a lake. It can be found between Israel, Jordan and Palestine. Its surface is located 427 m below sea level and it is Earth lowest elevation. It can be 306 m deep and it is the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world. But is it the saltiest? Hmm, apparently not, but with about 34% salinity, 9.6 times as salty as the ocean, floating effortlessly on the surface, reading newspaper comfortably lying on your back, is by all means possible 🙂

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