Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ.
We’re answering listener questions this month and today we have another question on color. Neeha’s question is, “Why does the sea look blue?"
Well, Neeha, the short answer would be because water is blue.
Wait a minute, my bottle of water is clear, not blue. What’s going on?
Water is a very faint blue so it appears clear in your bottle. The deeper the water, the deeper the blue.
But not all lakes and oceans are the same color. Why not?