Mr. Krabs has run out of the salty salt he applies to Krabby Patties (for maximum beverage sales)! He and SpongeBob must venture to Bitter Flats, the driest part of the sea, for a new shaker full, but a Grizzly Sea Bear, a treacherous mine, and a mysterious stranger all stand in Krusty commerce's way in a story Chuck Dixon had to call "Dry Noon!" Also: Can Sandy and SpongeBob tame the majestic wild sea horse known as Sprinkles? Plus: SpongeFunnies, ocean facts, Squidward's musical nightmare, and something called a Nudibranch Ranch!
(W) Chuck Dixon, Corey Barba (A) Raul The Third, Gregg Schigiel (CA) Raul The Third