Why some beaches have clear water and others are murkier

some beaches have crystal-clear water

while others are murky and gray but why

is that while some think it's pollution

there are several factors that play into

the color of water oceans move east to

west as the Earth spins because of its

rotation creating the phenomenon known

as upwelling which is when the warmer

surface temperatures of the ocean move

further out to sea and are replaced with

deeper colder more sediment rich waters

the Pacific Ocean is huge and turns a

lot of water brownish gray as a result

of upwelling but ocean water near the

Bahamas have things like coral reefs

that act as barriers to break the force

of upwellings there are areas in the

Pacific that still have clear water and

heavy waves but that's because of what's

in the water cloudier and more grey

water is more nutrient-rich than clear

sparkling water murky water is home to a

lot of ocean wandering marine life like

jellyfish - sediments especially play a

big factor in water color smaller more

fine sand particles can make water more

murky since they are easily agitated but

in clear water sediments may be coarser

and tougher to stir up since they are

heavier and made up of shell pieces and

dead coral chunks for AccuWeather i'm

túlio riester