Shedding Light on Light

Did you know that light in the ocean is like light in no other place on

earth? It is a world that is visibly different from the familiar terrestrial world.

  1. The move from air into water; it moves through the depths of an ocean devoid of solid surfaces.
  2. The water of an ocean has an ethereal blue light.
  3. Sea water absorbs light more strongly than air does.
  4. While visible light is made up of a rainbow of different wavelengths, each perceived as a different color, blue light penetrates further plus absorbing red, orange, and yellow wavelengths, removing these colors. For instance, red would appear to be black.
  5. Light passing through water becomes polarized (meaning it’s wave motion vibrates in only one direction).
/the image shown is not an ordinary body of water, but gives a beautiful if unusual visual idea of an ocean cross with itself as storm clouds hover.
The Mighty Ocean experiencing extraordinary sized waves.

— Ocean U. S. Magazine

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

May 16, 2018

Our world is a magical place. This is only one interesting fact that stands to teach us as we seek out the numerous places that would like to be the teacher.

8 thoughts on “Shedding Light on Light

  1. Musings of a Messy Mind ~ Teresa Dodd


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  2. This is amazing. So much mystery and beauty to our world.

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    1. Truly fascinating. Thanks for your comment.


      1. Yes it is. You’re very welcome, Marie.


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    1. Thanks for the follow. I am honored

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  4. Valuable insights. Thank you Marie


  5. Thanks for your comment. I’ve not had web for three days. We were snowed in. It is getting better but we haven’t seen the ground since 11/1. It is beautiful but very cold this winter. See you around.


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