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Myth:  The ocean is blue because it’s reflecting the sky.

Debunking the Myth:  Include at least three facts with supporting details that will debunk, or disprove, your chosen myth.

The myth that the ocean is blue because it’s reflecting the sky, is false.  The ocean is blue because of the way it absorbs sunlight. When sunlight hits the ocean, the water strongly absorbs long-wavelength colors at the red end of the light spectrum, as well as short-wavelength light, including violet and ultraviolet. The remaining light that we see is mostly made up of blue wavelengths. However, the ocean may take on other shades, including red and green, if light bounces off other objects floating near the surface of the water, it may take that color instead.

Another claim is, that a glass of water from the kitchen is colorless, while the ocean is normally colored blue. This is because large bodies of water are blue. So, the myth that the ocean is blue because it’s reflecting the sky, is proved incorrect.