Tuesday, August 31, 2010


A few nights ago some friends took us down to the shoreline to show us the phosphorescence. They are little algae that sparkle like glitter in the ocean when you gently disturb the water. It was so amazing! They show up best when it's really dark, and after a day of really warm weather.
Apparantly skinny dipping in a mass of these little things is like basking in a glittery whirlpool! 

I would have loved to get a photo of it but obviously with camera flashes and things it would never have worked, so I found this beautiful artwork as an example. Of course, if a jelly fish eats the microscopic algae, it too will light up, just like this.

Artwork by Jennifer Clark, found here.


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