Dead and Salty

The Dead Sea - what a misnomer! It's not dead, and it's not even a sea.

The adjective "dead" came about because the water is so salty that fish and aquatic plants can't survive in it. That doesn't stop some algae, bacteria and fungi from living there.  At 33.7% salinity, it's one of the world's saltiest bodies of water.

And it's not a sea - it's actually a lake that borders Jordan to the East and Israel to the west.