Why is it is the ocean called the Dead Sea? What animals thrive better in this environment?



The Dead Sea is not an ocean. It is a landlocked lake. No animals thrive in it. The lake's extreme salinity excludes all forms of life except bacteria.


The Dead Sea is a landlocked lake with no outlet to any ocean. Water evaporates leaving the salt behind so the Dead Sea becomes saltier and saltier. If you look at photos of the Dead Sea you can see salt pillars along the shore. About the only life forms that live in the sea itself are the extremophiles. It's too salty for fish to survive, never mind higher forms of life.

Saints Hasenhüttl

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Not the ocean. It is alive. The Dead Sea is a depression with high salt content water at one end of the river Jordan. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Sea "minuscule quantities of bacteria and microbial fungi are present"


the Dead Sea is not an ocean, in fact it is little more than a fairly large lake. The level of salt dissolved in its waters is so high that almost nothing can live in it, certainly no fish. It is possible for humans to swim in it, I did. Somewhat unpleasant, as the slightest scratch stings from the salt, plus one must shower after swimming there to get the &*()#$% salt off

Atarah Derek

The Dead Sea isn't an ocean, or even a leftover piece of ocean (unlike the Caspian Sea). It is a rift lake, more similar to Lake Baikal in Russia than to any true sea. Because it has no outlet and sits at the bottom of the world's lowest land basin, it is the saltiest natural body of water in the world. It has so much salt in it that no life can survive, save for a handful of microscopic extremophiles. At one point, a meteor exploded over the northern shoreline, triggering a tsunami that was instantly vaporized by the heat of the explosion, which in turn scattered all of the Dead Sea's salt across a region roughly 15 miles in diameter, rendering the land infertile and uninhabitable for centuries.

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The Dead Sea is Not an Ocean. It is Basically a land Locked Lake. Land Locked meaning no outlet to the Ocean. Because of this it has a high salt content. It is located in Isreal/Jorden. Very few fish live in the Dead Sea.


The ocean is not the Dead Sea