'Neon' waves: a fantastically beautiful natural phenomenon off the coast of Southern California
A naturally occurring bioluminescent algae bloom has dramatically brightened the ocean waters off the coast of Southern California with a blue "neon" glow. CBS Los Angeles.
Glowing waves create a breathtaking view from the beaches in Southern California.
Bioluminescence is known as the "red tide", or algal bloom, which is a large concentration of microorganisms in the water.
On sunny days, water with such algae has a cloudy reddish hue. At night, when microorganisms begin to move actively, they emit a neon-blue glow.
Dinoflagellates use #bioluminescence as a predator avoidance behavior. When the phytoplankton are agitated by waves or other movement in the water, they emit a dazzling neon blue glow at night. This video by Scripps' Michael Latz shows bioluminescent waves near Scripps Pier! 🌊🏄 pic.twitter.com/KGj433GMID
- Scripps Institution of Oceanography (@Scripps_Ocean) April 30, 2020
2am in the morning !! We were a little tired but it was the coolest thing ever! My dad filmed this on his really nice #canoneosr #bioluminescent #redtide #bioluminescence #mothernature #plankton #nightshoot #bluewave #venicebeach #californiacoast #ktla #abceyewitness pic.twitter.com/Eg80ABHnvA
- Bradley Bundlie (@bradleybundlie) May 1, 2020
My son & I went to see the bioluminescence created by thecred tide here in San Diego a few nights ago. Iphone's new “night mode” captured it somewhat. #bioluminescence #redtide pic.twitter.com/uzBr6lzoQU
- Zen Cat Pottery (@ZenCatPottery) May 3, 2020
Because of orders to stay at home, many cannot go to the coast to see this phenomenon.
- Jenna Hubin (@photojenically) April 30, 2020
“It's just impressive,” Paige Taylor said. "I've seen it maybe once every five years."
Check out this mind-boggling scene from Southern California 🤯. That neon glow is the work of dinoflagellates, tiny organisms who use bioluminescence to ward off predators. When packed together in high concentrations, they can turn crashing waves Gatorade blue. pic.twitter.com/3Cl9zPKti1
- WIRED (@WIRED) April 30, 2020
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), red tide can sometimes be harmful to fish, marine mammals, and birds.
NOAA experts also say that not all such algal blooms are harmful, and that in most cases they actually provide food and nutrients for marine plants and animals.
It is not yet clear how long the red tide will continue with a wonderful neon glow.
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