THE WAYS OF LIGHT IN THE OCEAN
The light spectrum comprises a rainbow of different wavelengths (400nm to 700nm) that are perceived as different colours.
Light operates in the ocean differently than on land.
Most of the light hitting the water surface is reflected back into the atmosphere. The rest is absorbed or scattered by the seawater and creatures living in it (such as plankton). Different wavelengths are affected to different degrees with increasing depth or horizontal distance.
Longer wavelengths of light are absorbed and scattered quickly and