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Dead Sea

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east, and Palestine and Israel to the west. Its surface and shores are 429 metres below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 304 m deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 34.2% salinity, it is also one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, though Lake Vanda in Antarctica, Lake Assal in Djibouti, Lagoon Garabogazköl in the Caspian Sea and some hypersaline ponds and lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica have reported higher salinities. It is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, ... more on Wikipedia

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