Ocean Bottom Sand Color
Country: United States
What color is the sand at the bottom of the
ocean? Is it black or darker because of the ocean's volcanic
activity or is it light colored like the sand formed on beaches?
The color of the ocean bottom depends upon the type of sand that
has been deposited in a particular location. It can vary from white
to black and all shades in between, depending upon local conditions.
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Update: June 2012