Luminescent dinoflagellates

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Luminescent dinoflagellates

#1 Post by MichaelG. » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:21 pm

I can’t claim any credit for this ... but thought I must share it, in the hope that someone can tell me more : https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180974766/

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Re: Luminescent dinoflagellates

#2 Post by KD Arvidsson » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:46 pm

Hi Michael! I cannot explain more about this phenomenon. Here in Sweden you can see this in late summer and early autumn in late evening and night. It is called Mareld in Swedish = bioluminescence and it is caused by millions of plankton. It is a beautiful and fantastic natural phenomenon. // KD
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Re: Luminescent dinoflagellates

#3 Post by Hobbyst46 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:10 pm

Very interesting and beautiful.

Reminds me of the blueish light liquid in the Selenite tunnels on the moon (H. G. Wells, First Men on the Moon). Perhaps Wells imported the natural phenomenon into the novel...
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#4 Post by MichaelG. » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:17 pm

Some good background reading here:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl ... -00003.pdf

But it doesn’t do justice to the beauty and spectacle

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