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Laguna Beach

 Volume 13, Issue 76  |  September 21, 2021

Palm trees and the ocean breeze

Palm trees blue

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Photo by Mary Hurlbut

Who doesn’t want to believe the turquoise color of the ocean is created by pure magic? However, here’s the scientific explanation: Water can absorb all colors except for a couple. There are two major wavelengths of light that aren’t absorbed. Those colors are blue and green. Water acts as a reflector against blue and green, thus causing the water to appear in a turquoise color.


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