We invite you to share your thoughts, ask for help or read what other educators have to say by joining our community. Visible radiation, or light, from the Sun is important to the world's ocean systems for several reasons. For convenience, scientists describe the amount of energy in a particular form of radiation in terms of its wavelength. This page was last edited on 5 May , at Many also have UV vision, which advantageously extends their range of vision.
New research is illuminating an optically complex environment
The rest of the energy Earth receives from the sun is not visible. The transmissometer measures light attenuation, or the sum of scattering and absorption of light in sea water. Underwater Image Enhancement: