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  4. page The Blue Ocean edited MISCONCEPTION!! The oceans are blue because they reflect the sky. {reflection.jpg} CAN YOU H…
    MISCONCEPTION!!
    The oceans are blue because they reflect the sky.
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    CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?
    So why is it that the sky and ocean are blue? The answer is not crystal clear (get it?). The explanation was taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, so, it’s pretty legit.
    “The ocean is blue because water absorbs colors in the red part of the light spectrum. Like a filter, this leaves behind colors in the blue part of the light spectrum for us to see.
    Most of the ocean, however, is completely dark. Hardly any light penetrates deeper than 200 meters (656 feet), and no light penetrates deeper than 1,000 meters (3,280 feet ).” The sky is blue for the same reason. More blue wavelengths get scattered than any other so we see a blue sky.
    {ocean-blue-wave-.jpg} {spectral_light_absorption.gif}{spectral_light_absorption.gif} {ocean_light_absorption.jpg} {color-red-at-depth.jpg}
    SO WHAT'S UP?
    Why? Why is this a common belief? Why??? First of all, it’s a little bit true. A body of water can reflect the blue sky. People take an idea they already understand that they deal with daily. They see reflections of things in water all the time. If water can reflect things the way a mirror does, it seems practical that if the sky is above the ocean and the ocean is blue, then surely the water must be reflecting the sky! So they take a little bit of truth and use it to explain the whole thing. It is also a very common response from parents, either because they don’t feel like explaining wavelengths and such things, or because it’s what they actually believe because it was what was told to them in their youth. Additionally, I found in my research accounts of people saying that their science teacher told them so. As much as this pains the soul, that is what some teacher tell their students when they are asked.
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  6. page The Blue Ocean edited ... So why is it that the sky and ocean are blue? The answer is not crystal clear (get it?). The e…
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    So why is it that the sky and ocean are blue? The answer is not crystal clear (get it?). The explanation was taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, so, it’s pretty legit.
    “The ocean is blue because water absorbs colors in the red part of the light spectrum. Like a filter, this leaves behind colors in the blue part of the light spectrum for us to see.
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    feet ).”
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    {why is the ocean blue.jpg} {spectral_light_absorption.gif}

    {ocean-blue-wave-.jpg} {spectral_light_absorption.gif}
    {ocean_light_absorption.jpg}
    SO WHAT'S UP?
    Why? Why is this a common belief? Why??? First of all, it’s a little bit true. A body of water can reflect the blue sky. People take an idea they already understand that they deal with daily. They see reflections of things in water all the time. If water can reflect things the way a mirror does, it seems practical that if the sky is above the ocean and the ocean is blue, then surely the water must be reflecting the sky! So they take a little bit of truth and use it to explain the whole thing. It is also a very common response from parents, either because they don’t feel like explaining wavelengths and such things, or because it’s what they actually believe because it was what was told to them in their youth. Additionally, I found in my research accounts of people saying that their science teacher told them so. As much as this pains the soul, that is what some teacher tell their students when they are asked.
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