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* In the Literature/HumanxCommonwealth Verse, the planet Quofum is best known for two things: being [[VanishingVillage prone to disappearing]] and having oceans that are 9% alcohol.

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* In the Literature/HumanxCommonwealth ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' Verse, the planet Quofum is best known for two things: being [[VanishingVillage prone to disappearing]] and having oceans that are 9% alcohol.alcohol.
* ''Literature/TheCosmere'': Oceans in the SpiritWorld of the Cognitive Realm are composed of tiny glass beads, each of which represents an inanimate object in the Physical Realm. They're still deceptively easy to drown in.


** The mountain Kelimutu as three lakes on it's top, each with a [[http://westhillconsulting.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/The-World-is-a-Colorful-Place2.jpg different color:]] one is black, one is turquis and one can range from red to blue depending on the minerals in it.

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** The mountain Kelimutu as three lakes on it's top, each with a [[http://westhillconsulting.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/The-World-is-a-Colorful-Place2.jpg different color:]] one is black, one is turquis turquoise and one can range from red to blue depending on the minerals in it.


* Last, but not least, for something ''really'' alien the global oceans of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallic_hydrogen metallic hydrogen]] that form the bulk of Jupiter-like planets, or especially [[http://news.discovery.com/space/alien-life-exoplanets/diamond-oceans-jupiter-uranus.htm the oceans of liquid diamond with bergs of diamond too]], that likely exist in the depths of Uranus, Neptune, and similar planets.

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* Last, but not least, for something ''really'' alien the global oceans of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallic_hydrogen metallic hydrogen]] that form the bulk of Jupiter-like planets, or especially [[http://news.discovery.com/space/alien-life-exoplanets/diamond-oceans-jupiter-uranus.htm the oceans of liquid diamond with bergs of diamond too]], too, that likely exist in the depths of Uranus, Neptune, and similar planets.

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* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'': Thanks to the 2018 Abyss update and the patch that followed it, the seas are filled with exotic alien marine life and the waters can be a wide array of colours.


** The [[http://discovermagazine.com/1995/oct/hyperseainvasion571 "hypersea" theory]] of paleontologists Michael and Dianna [=McMenamin=] attests that the ''body fluids'' - blood, endolymph, sap, cytoplasm, whatever - of eukaryotic land organisms can, in effect, be considered a highly-compartmentalized extension of the oceans. Like seawater, the liquids comprising terrestrial life are solute-rich, churned by seasonal "currents" (migration) and "upwellings" (rising sap in trees), and inhabited by untold millions of specialized life forms (pathogens and parasites).

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** The [[http://discovermagazine.com/1995/oct/hyperseainvasion571 "hypersea" theory]] of paleontologists Michael and Dianna [=McMenamin=] attests that the ''body fluids'' - blood, endolymph, sap, cytoplasm, whatever - of eukaryotic land organisms can, in effect, be considered a highly-compartmentalized extension of the oceans. Like seawater, the liquids comprising terrestrial life are solute-rich, churned by seasonal "currents" (migration) and "upwellings" (rising sap in trees), and inhabited by untold millions of specialized life forms (pathogens and parasites).parasites) to which a host organism's body is just another aquatic habitat.

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** The [[http://discovermagazine.com/1995/oct/hyperseainvasion571 "hypersea" theory]] of paleontologists Michael and Dianna [=McMenamin=] attests that the ''body fluids'' - blood, endolymph, sap, cytoplasm, whatever - of eukaryotic land organisms can, in effect, be considered a highly-compartmentalized extension of the oceans. Like seawater, the liquids comprising terrestrial life are solute-rich, churned by seasonal "currents" (migration) and "upwellings" (rising sap in trees), and inhabited by untold millions of specialized life forms (pathogens and parasites).

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** In certain areas, large amounts of glass are worn smooth by erosion and washed to shore to form "glass beaches," entire beaches covered in what looks like many-hued and colored rocks. The most well known of these is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_Beach_(Fort_Bragg,_California) Glass Beach]], but it's far from the only example.


* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2264 SCP-2264 ("In the Court of Alagadda")]]. The city inside SCP-2264 is surrounded by a black ocean. The nature of the liquid is unknown but it appears to be more viscous than water.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2264 SCP-2264 ("In the Court of Alagadda")]]. Alagadda").]] The city inside SCP-2264 is surrounded by a black ocean. The nature of the liquid is unknown but it appears to be more viscous than water.



** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tahoe Lake Tahoe]] is noted for its [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/23155134@N06/5759049867/ unusual color]]. The water appears to change from gold to green to blue to purple depending on the depth.
** Similarly, [[http://www.marinelifephotography.com/diving/california/california.htm Emerald Bay]].

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tahoe Lake Tahoe]] is noted for its [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/23155134@N06/5759049867/ unusual color]]. color.]] The water appears to change from gold to green to blue to purple depending on the depth.
** Similarly, [[http://www.marinelifephotography.com/diving/california/california.htm Emerald Bay]].Bay.]]



** Morning Glory Pool in the Yellowstone National Park used to be an example. It had originally been [[http://feel-planet.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/morning-glory-pool.jpg rainbow-colored]] because of special bacteria that lived in the hot spring water, but because visitors threw trash into it which clogged the natural hot water entries, its color is [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Morning_Glory_Pool.jpg slowly fading]], with estimations that it will soon be just another common hot spring.

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** Morning Glory Pool in the Yellowstone National Park used to be an example. It had originally been [[http://feel-planet.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/morning-glory-pool.jpg rainbow-colored]] because of special bacteria that lived in the hot spring water, but because visitors threw trash into it which clogged the natural hot water entries, its color is [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Morning_Glory_Pool.jpg slowly fading]], fading,]] with estimations that it will soon be just another common hot spring.



** There is also the Lake Retba or Lac Rose in Senegal and this lake [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/babymantis/lake-retba-senegals-pink-lake-1opu is]] [[http://www.senegal-online.co.uk/pink-lake.htm pink]]. The color is caused by strange bacteria and, oddly, salt content.
** The mountain Kelimutu as three lakes on it's top, each with a [[http://westhillconsulting.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/The-World-is-a-Colorful-Place2.jpg different color]]: one is black, one is turquis and one can range from red to blue depending on the minerals in it.
** The [[http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/blood-falls Blood Falls of Antarctica]], which is a crack in a glacier out of which a large sea of dark red water is flowing, making the glacier look like it's bleeding. The coloration is due to the micro-organisms which live in the water, which have been frozen for millions of years inside the glacier.

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** There is also the Lake Retba or Lac Rose in Senegal and this lake [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/babymantis/lake-retba-senegals-pink-lake-1opu is]] [[http://www.senegal-online.co.uk/pink-lake.htm pink]]. pink.]] The color is caused by strange bacteria and, oddly, salt content.
** The mountain Kelimutu as three lakes on it's top, each with a [[http://westhillconsulting.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/The-World-is-a-Colorful-Place2.jpg different color]]: color:]] one is black, one is turquis and one can range from red to blue depending on the minerals in it.
** The [[http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/blood-falls Blood Falls of Antarctica]], Antarctica,]] which is a crack in a glacier out of which a large sea of dark red water is flowing, making the glacier look like it's bleeding. The coloration is due to the micro-organisms which live in the water, which have been frozen for millions of years inside the glacier.



* As explained on the AlienSky page, the color of the daylight skies of other planets [[http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2009/02/sky-colors-for-exoearths.html vary depending of the type of star they're orbiting]]. As oceans reflect the color of the sky, this mean a habitable zone-planet orbiting a star hotter than the Sun would have even bluer oceans than ours and conversely if said star was cooler its oceans would look from a washed-out blue to white and even orange.
* The oceans of lava theorized to exist in planets that orbit very close to their stars such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COROT-7_b CoRoT 7-B]] or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-78b Kepler-78b]].

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* As explained on the AlienSky page, the color of the daylight skies of other planets [[http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2009/02/sky-colors-for-exoearths.html vary depending of the type of star they're orbiting]]. orbiting.]] As oceans reflect the color of the sky, this mean a habitable zone-planet orbiting a star hotter than the Sun would have even bluer oceans than ours and conversely if said star was cooler its oceans would look from a washed-out blue to white and even orange.
* The oceans of lava theorized to exist in planets that orbit very close to their stars such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COROT-7_b CoRoT 7-B]] or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-78b Kepler-78b]].Kepler-78b.]]


* The Special Stages in ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' are set on islands on other planets, each with a different color ocean.

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* The Special Stages in ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD'' are set on islands on other planets, each with a different color ocean.



** Bizzarely fish such as kraken, carp, rays, jellyfish and crustacians still live on the Jade Sea's surface though have(with the obvious exception of crustacians who ''already'' have legs) sprouted legs(carp and rays) or have taken to floating(kraken and jellyfish).

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** Bizzarely Bizarrely, fish such as kraken, carp, rays, jellyfish jellyfish, and crustacians crustaceans still live on the Jade Sea's surface though have(with have (with the obvious exception of crustacians crustaceans who ''already'' have legs) sprouted legs(carp legs (carp and rays) or have taken to floating(kraken floating (kraken and jellyfish).

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* The Unterzee in ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'' is pretty strange. To start with, most of the water is a sinister dark green, with the main exception being the far south (where it mingles with the blood of an EldritchAbomination and dissolves the hulls of ships). Various other areas are weird in new and interesting ways: the Sea of Voices, for example, has a seafloor made of moving faces, while Irem is unstuck in time and the entire northern side is arranged so that if you go off the map you invariably pop up at either Frostfound or the Avid Horizon with no idea how you got there. This is to say nothing of areas like the Iron Republic, where the zee's already loose application of the rules of reality is being intentionally undermined by Hell.


* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' the Yeerk homeworld is covered with huge lakes of what look like melted lead, where the Yeerks live in their unhosted state. Leera, meanwhile, is mentioned having oceans so clear that you can see for miles and has lifeforms so bizarre a marine biologist would happily give up an arm to be there for an hour.

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' the Yeerk homeworld is covered with huge lakes of what look like melted lead, where the Yeerks live in their unhosted state.
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Leera, meanwhile, is mentioned having oceans so clear that you can see for miles and has lifeforms so bizarre a marine biologist would happily give up an arm to be there for an hour.hour. Ax also suggests that it lacks predators, with geothermic energy pumping up to support everything.


* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' the Yeerk homeworld is covered with huge lakes of what look like melted lead, where the Yeerks live in their unhosted state. Leera, meanwhile, is mentioned having oceans so clear that you can see for miles.

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' the Yeerk homeworld is covered with huge lakes of what look like melted lead, where the Yeerks live in their unhosted state. Leera, meanwhile, is mentioned having oceans so clear that you can see for miles.miles and has lifeforms so bizarre a marine biologist would happily give up an arm to be there for an hour.


* WesternAnimation/PiratesOfDarkwater'' had the beautiful, bizarre, and geologically unstable alien water-world of Mer.

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* WesternAnimation/PiratesOfDarkwater'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' had the beautiful, bizarre, and geologically unstable alien water-world of Mer.


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* VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram has Eve, with its purple oceans (which may be partially made of rocket fuel.) Averted with Laythe, which from some angles looks as if you might still be on Kerbin.

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* VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'' has Eve, with its purple oceans (which may be partially made of rocket fuel.) Averted with Laythe, which from some angles looks as if you might still be on Kerbin.



* The Jade Sea of VideoGame/GuildWars is literally made of Jade due to Shiro transforming a normal sea with the Jade Wind. The waves are now frozen in place in the form of pure Jade as is the maelstrom known as Unawakening Waters.

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* The Jade Sea of VideoGame/GuildWars ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' is literally made of Jade due to Shiro transforming a normal sea with the Jade Wind. The waves are now frozen in place in the form of pure Jade as is the maelstrom known as Unawakening Waters.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Evolva}}'': The sea that appears during levels 9 and 10 is mentioned in the manual as being made of acid, and it proves it by being instantly lethal, should you dive into it.


See also AlienSky, which serves the same purpose and may accompany it - the Earth's oceans are the same colour as the sky due to similar refraction, so if the sky and sea don't match you must be someplace ''exceptionally'' alien.

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See also AlienSky, which serves the same purpose and may accompany it - -- the Earth's oceans are the same colour as the sky due to similar refraction, so if the sky and sea don't match you must be someplace ''exceptionally'' alien.
alien. AlienLandmass is another sister trope, often used for the same reasons.

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