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    Color of plants underwater and why

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    1. Not all light wavelengths penetrate equally in water. Consequently, plants that live relatively deep in the sea have leaves that look reddish when brought to the surface. Based on this information, which part of the light spectrum (purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red) penetrate water the best?

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    Since plants' leaves under the sea appear reddish, they must be reflecting red light, which suggests they are absorbing ...

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    This solution contains an explanation for why plants that live under the sea are reddish instead of green