How does light interact with surface?
Depending on theÊmaterial and nature of it surface, light can be reflected, absorbed, diffracted, re-emitted, or polarized. Some materials allow light to pass through.
Yes they can. There are many species of underwater plants. Seaweed or lily-pads for example. Both of them live mostly underwater, but can interact with the surface. Lily-pads do have flowers that break the surface for pollination. The pads are close to the surface for photosynthesis. Seaweed also tends to grow close to the surface, where there is more light.