Table of Contents
- 1 Is it true that fish bubbles expand as it ascends near the surface of the water due to a higher pressure on the deeper part of the ocean?
- 2 Why do bubbles exhaled by a scuba diver grow as they approach the surface of the ocean?
- 3 What happens to the volume of an air bubble as the pressure around it is decreased?
- 4 Why do bubbles form in the ocean?
Is it true that fish bubbles expand as it ascends near the surface of the water due to a higher pressure on the deeper part of the ocean?
So, if scientists bring fish from the twilight zone—where the pressure is high—to the surface, where the pressure is lower, the volume of the gases in the swim bladder increases causing the swim bladder to expand.
What will happen to the bubble as it rises to the surface of the pond?
The pressure under a liquid surface varies with depth. As depth increases, pressure increases. Thus, when a bubble rises from below the surface it encounters less pressure. This causes the volume to increase and the bubble rises in size as it rises from a depth.
How does the pressure of the ocean affects the volume of the gas inside the bubbles will the amount of gas inside the bubbles change why?
The pressure of the water decreases as the diver gets closer to the surface. Because the bubbles are under less pressure, they increase in volume even though the amount of gas in the bubbles remains the same. Gas bubbles get bigger when they are under less pressure.
Why do bubbles exhaled by a scuba diver grow as they approach the surface of the ocean?
The bubbles exhaled by a scuba diver grow as the approach the surface of the ocean. (The pressure exerted by the weight of the water decreases with depth, so the volume of the bubbles increases as they rise.)
What will happen to a fish when it’s gas bladder is filled with air from the blood?
To reduce its overall density, a fish fills the bladder with oxygen collected from the surrounding water via the gills. When the bladder is filled with this oxygen gas, the fish has a greater volume, but its weight is not greatly increased. Most fish rise and sink using this method, but not all do.
Why do bubbles expand as they rise to the surface?
Bubbles are comprised of gases, which have a lesser density than water. Since they are less dense, they get pushed up to the surface, and they rise, lighter than the liquid around them. This is just like helium in air; helium is lighter than air, so it rises, pushed to the top by the pressure around it.
What happens to the volume of an air bubble as the pressure around it is decreased?
According to Boyle’s law, if the temperature of a gas is held constant, then decreasing the volume of the gas increases its pressure—and vice versa. That’s what happens when you squeeze the bubbles of bubble wrap. You decrease the bubbles’ volume, so the air pressure inside the bubbles increases until they pop.
What happens to the size of the air bubbles released by a diver as the bubbles rise?
The bubbles exhaled by a scuba diver grow as they approach the surface of the ocean. The pressure exerted by the weight of the water decreases with depth, so the volume of the bubbles increases as they rise. At constant pressure and mass, the volume of a gas increases and decreases with decreasing temperature.
What makes the bubbles in the ocean?
Sea foam forms when dissolved organic matter in the ocean is churned up. If you shake this glass of ocean water vigorously, small bubbles will form on the surface of the liquid. Sea foam forms in this way – but on a much grander scale – when the ocean is agitated by wind and waves.
Why do bubbles form in the ocean?
Breaking of surface waves injects air from the atmosphere into the water column, leading to bubble creation. These bubbles get transported around the top few meters of the surface ocean due to their buoyancy. Presence of dissolved organic matter stabilizes the bubbles, aggregating together as sea foam.