The bluish colour of water in deep sea is due to

(a) the presence of algae and other plants found in water

(b) reflection of sky in water

(c) scattering of light

(d) absorption of light by the sea



The colours with smaller wavelengths are scattered easily through the water bodies, making them appear blue. 

The phenomenon is called Rayleigh Scattering. 

Which of the following phenomena contributes significantly to the reddish-01.jpg

So, the correct answer is (c)


  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 11 Class 10 - Human Eye and Colourful World (Term 1)

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