Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature

Hi P-assengers, back again with PIDAS81’s article. How is it going? Hopefully, you guys are alright and well. Back to the topic, why is blue so rare in nature? According to science, fewer than 1 in 10 plants have blue flowers and far fewer animals are blue. And most of it isn’t blue either, it just looks blue in the light. First of all, let me ask you something. Name something that is in nature that is blue! Maybe you will think this is easy. And maybe you will answer like ocean, sky, and butterfly, and that’s it? Yeah, blue is so rare in nature. 

But let me tell you something. What you think is blue is actually not so blue. Let’s take an example with the ocean. You must know that water is colorless right? Then why does the ocean look so blue? The ocean is blue because water absorbs colors in the red part of the light spectrum. Like a filter, this leaves behind colors in the blue part of the light spectrum for us to see. Then what about the sky? Why does the sky look blue but it’s not? It happens because when light enters the atmosphere, the air particles will scatter. The dispersion increases when the light wave decreases. That’s why blue light is more scattered than other light.

Move on to living things. Why is blue so rare in animals? Because most of them don’t have blue pigment. Only Olive Wing butterflies and Mandarin fish have their own blue pigment. Then what about the rest? Let’s take another example with the Morpho butterfly. It is known as the most beautiful butterfly. When viewed with a bare eye it will look blue. Even though it doesn’t have its own blue pigment. Then how can it be blue? It becomes blue because of the structure of the butterfly itself. That’s what gives it the blue color. Most of the color of their light will either reflect or enter the structure and be lost. But the blue color is different, the reflected waves are synced and make it to our eyes. 

In the end, nature will still be beautiful, regardless of its color, shape, type, structure, anything. That’s why we have to take care of it so the beauty won’t be lost. Well, P-assengers, I hope this article is useful for you and can also add to your knowledge. Sorry if there are any mistakes starting from writing sentences to the contents of the article. And see you again in upcoming articles.

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