Nilpferdschaf wrote:SPACKlick wrote:shurikt wrote:jovialbard wrote:Valarya wrote:But what are they calling fresh here? Is salty fresher than their previous sea but not as fresh as a river?
That's the conclusion I would come to.
Really?! I know we all love our prior conclusions (there's a name for that, right?), but I think that since they're used to river water as "fresh," they wouldn't necessarily call seawater "fresh," too.
It's a matter of degree, You don't notice salinity at first, the water you drink and call fresh has a 200mg/L salt in it. If you lived by water that had over 40000mg/l salt in it how much would you notice?
200mg/m3 and 40000mg/m3. 40kg of salt per liter is a bit much, even for the dead sea
Check your (and Spacklick's) units. 40,000 mg/l = 40g/l. Seawater is 35g/l The Dead Sea is 276 g/l, with a density of 1.24 Seawater is about 1.02.
There are, even today, pockets of dense hypersaline brine on the floor of the Mediterranean that hold 365 g/l of salts.
EDIT: Oh me yarm, I'm PagePope! I order everyone to do what they would have done anyway....