Friday, February 13, 2009

What is the Dead Sea?

By Dana Evron

The sea of salt or as others call it the sea of death is known for its saltiest water and rich minerals. If you haven't visited the Dead Sea you will find this place to be one of the most relaxing places you can go to and rejuvenate.

Being the lowest point in the world, the Dead Sea water does not drain form its lake, in addition, There are 7 million tons of water that evaporate daily but all the minerals remain which causes the salt content to increase.

There is no sea or ocean you can float around in except the Dead Sea. That is one of the best things about the Dead Sea.

People don't really swim in the Dead Sea, they usually just go there to relax and stay afloat. The important thing is to try and avoid getting water into your eyes because with so much salt in it, it will definitely sting.

The sad story of the Dead Sea is that its receding very fast. The main reason for the slow disappearance of the Dead Sea is the diversion of incoming water. In fact some scientists believe that by the year 2050 the Dead Sea will be gone.

However, the Dead Sea might never disappear because evaporation slows down as the surface area decreases and the salt levels increases. The main fear is that this will change the Dead Seas characteristics and unique texture.

The water contains 21 minerals and 12 of them can not be found in any other sea or ocean. The minerals and salts only found in the Dead Sea are been used to heal and improve many skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis.

Also You can use the Dead Sea salts to exfoliate your skin, which is one of the most treatments available at the dead sea spas. - 16651

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