Subject: Light and Underwater plants

Cara M. Gubbins (cara@scs.unr.edu)
Sat, 25 Apr 1998 10:06:57 -0700 (PDT)

TeDarrell,
You're right, light is limited underwater. Most plant life in both salt
and freshwater is limited to the photic zone at the surface - the area
where light penetrates through the water. The depper the water, the less
light, and the fewer plants that can grow.
Cara

On Fri, 24 Apr 1998 netscape@www.buena-vista-ms.davidson.k12.tn.us wrote:

> TeDarrell Cantrell 
>                                             Buena Vista Magnet School
>                                             Nashville, TN  37208       
> 
> Dear Ocean Scientist,
>    
>         My name is TeDarrell Cantrell and I am in 6th Grade.
> In my science class we were studying plants in my last semster
> studied          plants and that's what my question is about. How do
> plants under   
> water grow if there is no sunlight or anything else to help it grow?
> Thanks for your time and patience.
> 
> 
>       
>                                                      Sincerely,
>                                                     TeDarrell Cantrell
>