Why is the Caribbean Sea of a turquoise color?
To think of the Mexican Caribbean is to think of its white sand and the magical tones of blue of its beaches. But, have you ever wondered, why are the Caribbean waters of an unusual turquoise color?
First of all, it is necessary to highlight that the water turns blue thanks to the light particles that it manages to absorb, and its absorption quality varies by different factors. The depth of the sea, the amount of water and the number of organisms that inhabit it affect its blue color.
The depth of the Mexican Caribbean Sea varies due to coral reefs that form reefs and sandy areas. As a result, you can see areas of different tonalities painting the blue sea.
On the other hand, the amount of water follows a simple rule: the less water contains a container, the less it will be able to absorb enough radiation to make it look bluish. This why any glass of water seems almost transparent.
Finally, it is important to note that the transparency present in the Caribbean Sea is due to the purity of its water, and this in turn to the number of organisms that live in it. When there are many living organisms or substances in suspension, the absorption of light is complicated and causes greenish and darker tones.
White sand, blue sea
Another significant element to note is the white sand of the Mexican Caribbean. Thanks to its bright tone, the white sand helps to reflect more purely the blue of the water.
Also, we can not forget the temperature of the sea. The colder the water, the more difficult it will absorb sunlight.
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