The Dead Sea

Now it’s time for some fun in the sun, floating in the Dead Sea, where the salt and mineral content is so high, you can’t sink even if you tried! For millennia, this inland sea has been evaporating faster than the Jordan River can replenish it, and there are no fresh springs feeding it. The brown sandy shore on the left side was under water only a few decades ago. Thus, the bouyancy provided by the salt and mineral content keeps increasing.

See the itty-bitty dots in the water on the right side of the photo? These are people having a great time. Click on them!