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L.Christie

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L.Christie asked the Naked Scientists:

Our home overlooks the ocean in False Bay South Africa. At times there are noticeable bands of different coloured water.

Can you explain this as I have thought that it had something to do with different temperatures moving into the bay

What do you think?


 

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Why do we see bands of different coloured water in the ocean?
« Reply #1 on: 25/06/2008 13:49:32 »
It's likely to be a combination of sediments/discharges draining into the bay and diatom blooms.  Have a look at:

http://sacoast.uwc.ac.za/education/resources/falsebay.htm
 

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