Why is the sea blue?


The sea is blue because water, in large quantities, is blue. Also, when the light from the sun hits the water, it gets filtered so that redness is absorbed, allowing more of the blue color to be reflected.

Another reason why the sea appears blue is because it reflects the blue color of the sky. Little ocean particles serve as reflective devices, and because the sky surrounds the ocean, the water appears blue. The presence of plant life and algae can cause the sea to appear green, and it may even appear gray when the sky is cloudy. Water that contains large amounts of sediment may appear brown in color.

Q&A Related to "Why is the sea blue?"
The sea is blue because is reflects the color of the sky. The more blue to sky is, the more blue the sea will appear. A more dull sky color makes the water look darker.
In most cases, they say it is the reflection of the sky as water is good at reflecting shapes and obstacles.the depth of the sea and sea bed make it "act" as a sort of mirror
Pure water naturally has a very pale blue colour which is why pictures of the Caribbean sea and Mediterranean sea look so clean and blue. However the North sea is usually a greenish
One major difference between looking at the ocean and looking at a glass of water is that there is more water in the ocean. If you scoop up and filter a glass of ocean water, it will
1 Additional Answer
Ask.com Answer for: why is the sea blue
Water scatters blue light before other wavelengths and also reflects the predominantly blue sky.
Explore this Topic
The Red Sea is one of the warmest, saltiest, and possibly reddest seas around the world. It contains an algae called trichodesmium erythraeum, which turns blue-green ...
Sea water contains salt because as rainwater dissolves minerals as it passes through the soil and percolates through rocks. This occurs in a process known as weathering ...
Most bodies of water are not salty. The ones that are salty, such as the Great Salt Lake and the Dead Sea, are salty because they have no outlets. All of the ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com