The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth. Its basin creates a complex unique geological  formation, represented by the natural variability of each ecosystem type, and by the substantial variation in species, soil, geology and landform of the different areas that are enclosed by the basin. The Dead Sea is also a graphic manifestation of the forces at play in the Great Rift  Valley.

One facet of the uniqueness of the Dead Sea basin in regard to bird migration and
biodiversity is the relationship between migration and geology, climate, and habitat as a stopover sites for migrating and wintering birds. The wetlands surrounding the seashores support several species, such as the indigenous “Dead Sea Sparrow”.

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Geographic location: The Dead Sea, Salt Sea, is a geological  formation belonging to the Great Rift Valley, located between the Jordan Valley to the north and Wadi Arrabah to the South. It separates the Hebron-Jerusalem hills in the west from … Continue reading →

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