Transparency in Seawater Description

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Transparency in Seawater Description Sunlight can penetrate into the ocean, because the ocean is relatively transparent o If the seawater was not transparent, then photosynthesis would hardly occur in the sea  except on the surface Blue  light penetrates the deepest in the ocean water Red  light penetrates the least in the ocean water Red is the most absorbed o Transparency of water is greatly affected by the substances that are in the seawater For example, a lot of plankton can reduce the transparency of seawater Pressure in Seawater Description Pressure increases with depth because the amount of water above gets greater o The deeper the you go, the greater the pressure This is because more water presses down on you from above As pressure increases, gases are becoming more compressed o Because water is heavier than air , organisms that live in the sea experience more  pressure than organisms living on land Many marine organisms have gas filled internal organs; therefore, they can only 
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course BSC BSC1005 taught by Professor Orlando,rebecca during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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