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Old 10-04-11, 06:46 AM   #1
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Default Waves glow blue in California

Mysterious glowing tide turns Californian coastline into a neon blue alien landscape


Water Glows Neon Blue at Night - Orange County California

It could be the grim denouement from a science fiction film, as the silhouette of a man solemnly watches a glowing sea, with a child perched atop his shoulders.
But this is not cinema trickery - it's a natural phenomena caused by a chemical reaction called bioluminescence, which happens when a naturally-occurring micro-organism in the water is disturbed, causing a chemical reaction which emits light.
The reaction is similar to the ‘glow’ that fireflies use to attract prey or mates. Many undersea organisms ‘glow’, especially creatures that live at depths where light from the surface is less likely to penetrate.
The spellbinding sight was captured at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, California, yesterday. The night-time glow is a side-effect of blooming red algae, known as red tide, which can turn entire beaches scarlet and murky during the day.
The smell of decay, caused by rotting kelp, plankton and fish often accompanies the event as the red algae starves the water of oxygen and light. By night, there is an increase in microscopic plankton called dynoflagellates, which glow in the dark when disturbed by currents or waves.


Michael Dermyer and his five-year-old son Colin watch the waves glow neon blue from the red tide at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, California

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2043246/Mysterious-glowing-tide-turns-Californian-coastline-neon-blue-alien-landscape.html
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Old 10-04-11, 06:48 AM   #2
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I didn't want to say this...but...glow juice?

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Old 10-04-11, 07:00 AM   #3
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I didn't wanted to say this...but...glow juice?
Something like Nuka-Cola Quantum?
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Old 10-04-11, 07:04 AM   #4
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lol, I actually googled real life nuka cola once. The guy did a pretty good job.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9wdecJg9xI
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Old 10-04-11, 07:07 AM   #5
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Something like Nuka-Cola Quantum?
Jaja! exactly ,by the way ,it's beautiful phenomenon.
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Old 10-04-11, 08:13 AM   #6
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I didn't wanted to say this...but...glow juice?
I thought glow juice was 'puke green'
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Old 10-04-11, 08:31 AM   #7
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oh!!! pretty!!! glowing! the mother ship... the source of all that glows! giggle.

beautiful! really!

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Old 10-04-11, 09:03 AM   #8
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Fluorescent tides not not uncommon, I have witnessed plenty of them growing up in California.
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Old 10-04-11, 02:00 PM   #9
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You been swimming there Mandy?
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Old 10-04-11, 05:10 PM   #10
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I knew Mandy was involved!
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Old 10-04-11, 06:00 PM   #11
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packing now... headed to Cally to see the Glow!

here if you want to glow you have to go to Oak Ridge (for those that don't know, established as part of the Manhattan Project)... not so good as glowing kitties or waves!

in reality i love things that glow! when i was a kid we caught lightening bugs by the jar full! you could smear them on things and make glowing messages. i have even smeared them on my face!

smiling and dreaming of glowing things!
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Old 10-04-11, 07:33 PM   #12
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I've been in a lot of Yellow pools. Wonder what causes that?
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Old 10-04-11, 08:38 PM   #13
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I've been in a lot of Yellow pools. Wonder what causes that?
oh! oh! pick me! i know!!!! pick me!!! me me me !

grinning and knowing,
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Old 10-04-11, 10:30 PM   #14
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So thats where DR Manhattan got his power, He drank the blue glowing ocean water. Next stop Orange County
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