The Dead Sea, also known as the Salt Sea, is the saltiest body of water on Earth and only supports the life of bacteria and other simple life forms. The Dead Sea cannot support many life forms common in other large bodie... More »

The Dead Sea is a landlocked salt lake located between Israel and Jordan. The eastern shore belongs to Jordan, and the southern half of the western shore belongs to Israel. The Dead Sea is also known as the Salt Sea and ... More »

The Dead Sea takes its name from the high salt content that makes it impossible for animal life to flourish in its waters. At 33.7 percent salinity, the Dead Sea is roughly 8.6 times saltier than the ocean, earning it th... More »

The Dead Sea has such a high concentration of salt that few forms of life are able to live in it, which is why it is called “dead.” Only microbes are able to survive its intense salinity. More » Geography Bodies of Water

It is believed that the first organisms to appear on Earth resembled singled-celled life forms known as Archaea, which are similar to bacteria but lack nuclei. Modern-day Archaea can live in extreme environments such as ... More »

The Dead Sea got its name because no animals or plant life can survive in it. The Dead Sea is incredibly salty, with a saline content between 28 and 35 percent. The typical saline content of a sea is only between 3 and 6... More »

Many cosmetic products made from the salt and mud of the Dead Sea are available for purchase, including salt scrubs, body creams, face masks and bath salts. They are commonly sold in boutiques and kiosks throughout the c... More » Beauty & Fashion Skin Care