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  • Diagram of refraction underwater using a spearfishing example.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 14 March 2012 Size: 290 KB Referencing Hub media

    Light coming from the fish refracts (changes direction) when it hits the surface. A person above the water sees the apparent position of the fish closer to the surface than the real position of the fish.

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