The Glowing Waves of California

Just another sweet phenomena of nature. Since I’m not a scientist…yet, I’ll let the paragraph below do the esplainin’:

“According to marine biologist Jorge Ribas, the glowing is caused by a massive red tide, or algae bloom, of bioluminescent phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum. The microorganisms emit light in response to stress, such as when a wave crashes into the shore, a surfboard slashes through the surf, or a kayaker’s paddle splashes the water. The result is a wickedly cool glowing ocean.” – MNN

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