Thousands of sinkholes surround the dying Dead Sea

March 18, 2015 4:01 PM

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Thousands of sinkholes surround the dying Dead Sea

You'll find shells on the shores of many bodies of water; on the banks of the Dead Sea, you'll find sinkholes, and more than 3,000 of them at that.

Their existence isn't new—ABC News reports the first one opened up three decades ago, and a 2005 Smithsonian article tallied more than 1,000—but their number and pace are grabbing notice.

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