VIA – DAILY MAIL UK
Ocean colour scene: Waves on Californian beach lit up by mysterious blue glow at midnight
- Chemical reaction, called bioluminescence, occurs when micro-organism in sea is disturbed by oxygen in waves
By Rob Waugh
PUBLISHED: 05:38 EST, 12 July 2012 | UPDATED: 06:06 EST, 12 July 2012
Steve Skinner visited the beach especially for the sight, caused by algae in the water at Swami’s.
When the waves crash it causes the algae to give off a flash of blue light – called bioluminescence – as the millions of organisms are disturbed.
The stretch of water, which is part of the Pacific Ocean, was illuminated for a week before the glow diminished.
Steve, 43, from Carlsbad, California, said: ‘It is a popular phenomenon and people go see it especially whenever it happens.
‘I had planned to visit the beach to specifically shoot these type of images and…
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