WONDER #1253: Why Is the Ocean Blue?

Question 1 of 3

What color wavelengths tend to be reflected back to your eyes when looking at the ocean?

  1. red
  2. yellow
  3. green
  4. blue

Question 2 of 3

Muddy brown waters may get their color from what in the water?

  1. blood
  2. syrup
  3. sediments
  4. fish

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a possible factor contributing to the color of Caribbean waters?

  1. coconut trees
  2. plant life
  3. shallow waters
  4. coral on sea floor

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