This clip describes the unique characteristics of the Dead Sea that make it a tourist attraction. It also mentions that the Dead Sea is about 8 times saltier than the ocean, which makes it dense and easy to float. The clip states that the Dead Sea faces the issue of drying up because of industry activity in neighboring countries.
Food was scarce to the colonists due to the limited carrying capacity in the ship when sailing. They had to be presice on what food they could bring that would last their 4 month journey to the new country and many monthes after their arrival