Bioluminesence

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  1. Hopedenial

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    Just some pictures of bioluminescent algae off the coast of california that i thought were pretty. Scientists still don't actually know why this occurs since its of dubious evolutionary value. two of the leading theories are almost polar opposites. one is that its meant to startle potential predators away. The other is that its meant to attract fish that prey on the algae's potential predators (zooplankton.)
    From an article in The Guardian.
    4231.jpg 5614.jpg 2446.jpg The streaks are from glow sticks which produce the same effect in a similar chemical reaction.
     
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    What a beautiful sight :)
     
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    I saw this one year (think it was 2001) in California. It was really cool. When you walk on the beach, it causes the sand to light up wherever you step.

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    Thank you for posting
     
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    Yeah, it was pretty neat Chezza! :D
     
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    Aww sorry Hun, your pics are awesome too x
     
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    They are all great.
    It's not a competition lol
     
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    I'm not legitimately upset by this, but I appreciate the kindness. ;)
     
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