Stumbled across this pretty astonishing natural beauty on the beach right in front of my house last night! Swipe left to check it oot! It’s bioluminescence from phytoplankton blooms in the area! When they’re moved they emit a magical blue glow 🌊🌌💎💙// #redtide #phytoplankton #bioluminescence #bioluminescent #magic #dinoflagellates #sandiego #carlsbad
San Diego’s coastline was lit up with an eerie blue glow recently thanks to a completely natural phenomenon called red tide. High concentrations of algae filled with microorganisms called phytoplankton, light up when jostled by crashing waves. Although during the day the algae is red (hence the red tide), at night time the microorganisms create bioluminescence that cause the water to appear an impressive neon blue. 📷 @MaxDaveyyy #SanDiego #RedTide #Bioluminescence
A vivid blue coloration in the waves off the San Diego coast this month caused by bioluminescent planktonic dinoflagellates.