The receding shore line leaves a thin crust of salt behind as the water level of the Dead Sea drops more than a meter a year, like this area pictured in 2017. ain image by Melanie Lidman, Times of Israel:
A sign at Einot Tzurim, on the shores of the northern Dead Sea, marks the water level in 1990. On January 6, 2016, the water‘s edge was more than a kilometer away. (Melanie Lidman/Times of Israel)
Israel Chemicals’ Dead Sea Works, the world’s fourth largest producer and supplier of potash. (Yossi Zamir/Flash90)
Vast evaporation ponds in the southern Dead Sea, July 5, 2009. (Yossi Zamir/Flash90)
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(Wikipedia) The Sea of Galilee (Hebrew: יָם כִּנֶּרֶת, Judeo-Aramaic: יַמּא דטבריא, גִּנֵּיסַר, Arabic: بحيرة طبريا), Lake Tiberias, Kinneret or Kinnereth,is a freshwater lake in Israel. It is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world (after the Dead Sea, a saltwater lake), at levels between 215 metres (705 ft) and 209 metres (686 ft) below sea level. It is approximately 53 km (33 mi) in circumference, about 21 km (13 mi) long, and 13 km (8.1 mi) wide. Its area is 166.7 km2 (64.4 sq mi) at its fullest, and its maximum depth is approximately 43 m (141 feet). The lake is fed partly by underground springs, but its main source is the Jordan River, which flows through it from north to south.
7 AMAZING DEAD SEA BEACHES - FULL REVIEW Sergio & Rhoda in Israel 2018 (19.19) The Dead Sea is separated into two basins: North and South. Each offers a unique variety of beaches that are unlike anywhere else on earth! Some beaches offer mud, while others crystal clear water and a shore made of salt. In this video, we review all seven beaches that are on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea.
WHY IS THE DEAD SEA SO SALTY? AGU 2019 (2.27) The Dead Sea is one of Earth’s saltiest bodies of water. But how did it get that way?
It lies in a deep rift valley that was periodically flooded by the Mediterranean Sea in ages past. About two million years ago, the surrounding land rose high enough to block the floods, and seawater became trapped in the valley. Much of the floodwater evaporated as the climate became arid, leaving behind a small, salty lake known as the Dead Sea. he Dead Sea’s water levels have fluctuated over the millennia, but levels have plunged in recent decades, making it even saltier than before. It’s so salty now that when scientists lower cables into the water to take measurements, the cables get coated in thick, hard salt crystals. Curiously, Israeli geologists have noticed salt crystals “snowing” through the Dead Sea’s water and piling up on the deepest parts of the lakebed since 1979. The process driving this salt crystal “snow” has puzzled scientists ever since, but a new study may have solved the decades-old mystery. The study authors propose that tiny disturbances in the lake, caused by waves or other motion, create “salt fingers” that slowly funnel salt down to the lakebed. The animation in this video shows how the salt fingers form and transport salt downward. The new finding helps researchers better understand the physics of the Dead Sea and what might happen as the lake continues to evaporate. It also helps explain the formation of massive salt deposits found within Earth’s crust, like those beneath the Mediterranean Sea.
DEAD SEA: FROM WORLD WONDER TO SINKHOLE NIGHTMARE i24NEWS English 2017 (6.18) Once a tourist attraction and one of the world's first health resorts, the Dead Sea is receding at an alarming rate. Multiple canals and pipelines were proposed to reduce its recession. And though the dangers have been known for years, little has been done on the ground. Some say it could be too late. Let's get started with this report by Maya Margit, on one of the major environmental problems caused by the decline of the Dead Sea - the creation of sinkholes.
SAVING THE DEAD SEA FROM SINK HOLES GREAT BIG STORY 2017 (4.51) In 1980, aerial footage of the Dead Sea in Israel showed a coastline with not one single sinkhole. Today, that same coastline contains more than 6,000. And while there are sinkholes in other parts of the world, nowhere do they spread as quickly as along the Dead Sea. As the sea’s water levels continue to drop, the phenomenon accelerates. And despite the pressure to do nothing, geologist Eli Raz set out to reverse this trend and save an ecosystem under dire threat.
A SIMULATION OF SALT FINGERS IN THE DEAD SEA AGU 2019 (0.21) Israeli geologists have noticed salt crystals “snowing” through the Dead Sea and piling up on the deepest parts of the lakebed since 1979. The process driving this salt crystal “snow” has puzzled scientists ever since, but a new study may have solved the decades-old mystery. The study authors propose that tiny disturbances in the lake, caused by waves or other motion, create “salt fingers” that slowly funnel salt down to the lakebed. The animation in this video shows how the salt fingers form and transport salt downward. The new finding helps researchers better understand the physics of the Dead Sea and what might happen as the lake continues to evaporate. It also helps explain the formation of massive salt deposits found within Earth’s crust, like those beneath the Mediterranean Sea. Animation created by Raphael Ouillon of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Read more about this research on AGU’s Newsroom: https://news.agu.org/press-release/ne... Read the new study about the formation of salt fingers here: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.c... Watch a video about salt fingers here: https://youtu.be/qIipINltwUk
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DOES ISRAEL'S DEAD SEA LIVE UP TO THE HYPE? | DESTINATION DEBUNKERS insider 2019 (6.37) INSIDER'S A.C. Fowler heads to the Dead Sea in Israel. Is it worth the trip and a bucket list must, or is it a total travel nightmare? A.C. will rate it on how crowded it is, if the mud bath works, and how well you can float in the salty Dead Sea.
The Dead Sea in Israel is actually not a sea. It's a lake, and it's bordered by Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan. It's fed by the Jordan River in the north. It's called "dead" because no life can be sustained in the water because of its high salt content. At 10 times more than any other sea in the world, the high salt content means you can't sink in the water.
About 1.74 million tourists and locals visit the Dead Sea a year. Spring and fall are usually the best times of the year to visit the Dead Sea due to the milder weather. The average temperature near the Dead Sea is about 80 °F (26.6 °C).
At the Dead Sea, there are natural mud deposits, and the mud is supposed to be really good for your skin. The same minerals in the mud are also in the water.
Dermatologist Marisa Garshick explains that it's not just the quantity of the salt in the Dead Sea, but it's actually the type of salt that is found. The Dead Sea has a lot of magnesium, bromide, calcium, and potassium, and these elements may have true benefits for the skin.
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HOW THE DEAD SEA IS COMING ALIVE The Watchman Episode 130:2019 (27.31) Host Erick Stakelbeck travels Israel's legendary Dead Sea by boat to see how it is coming alive today and fulfilling Bible prophecy.