Monday, September 1, 2008

Bioluminescent waves: blue light ocean break



Bioluminescent dinoflagellates (Lingulodinium polyedrum) lighting a breaking wave at midnight. The blue light is a result of a luciferase enzyme (like firefly luciferase, but the enzyme in L. polyedrum shares no similarity with that of the firefly enzyme). Under the right conditions, the dinoflagellates become so numerous that the water takes on a muddy reddish color (hence the name "Red Tide").









Bioluminescent Bay, Puerto Rico (auraland)



Red Tide in California image by Msauder.

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DJ_Coroner said...

hi. i saw it in the netherlands years ago - exactly in katwijk :,O( it was a fascinating experience.. that was after midnight - dark night and every step you are taking in the water was luminescent.. i felt myself as the king of the universe :O( unique experience.. praying to see it again in my life.

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