The same process that turns the ocean blue also helps humpback whales find the coziest spot for raising their precious 1-ton calves.
Water molecules absorb all the colored photons of light (red, orange, yellow, blue) and the photons’ energy. Water then turns that color energy into heat — precisely what the blubber-less calves need to grow strong.
PBS explores this interplay between color and energy in its new series Forces of Nature, which premieres Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. ET.
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