Bioluminescene lights up ocean in San Diego

Credit Jami Leslie Feldman

Similarly, the shores of San Diego were lit up by a bioluminescence-producing red tide in 2013.

The best time to capture the dramatic glow is at night.

Causing a red tide during the day, phytoplankton equipped with their own "sunscreen" gather near the shore at midday to catch more light.

"Based on analysis of a water sample provided by Scripps collector Phil Zerofski, the water contains dense numbers of dinoflagellates especially Ceratium falcatiforme and Lingulodinium polyedra, As L. polyedra (formerly Gonyaulax polyedra) is well known for its bioluminescent displays, there may be some nice light shows tonight", Latz said in an email.

The displays are unpredictable, though a number of physical, chemical and biological factors are required for bioluminescence.

The San Diego coast is hosting a red tide, which is a bloom involving these single-cell organisms that can make the water appear red.

As an underwater photographer, Feldman says she's seen the red tide in a dive.

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According to SF Gate, the phenomenon usually happens once about every five years and lasts only a few days.

It's caused by an algae bloom called bio luminescent phytoplankton. The toxins may also make the surrounding air hard to breathe. HABs also include blooms of non-toxic species that have harmful effects on marine ecosystems.

Bioluminescence from a red tide turns breaking waves a stunning, yet eerie shade of blue.

"In general, the more organisms there are, the brighter the bioluminescence", he added.

The phenomenon was first forecast on Monday by Michael Latz, an internationally known bioluminescence expert at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

"These are unusual and rare events and they should be enjoyed".

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