Undertoad Monday Jan 20 05:33 PM
Jan 20, 2014: Bioluminescence captured on Maldives Islands beach
glatt Monday Jan 20 05:42 PM
This is like the tropical version of the northern lights.
Molasar Monday Jan 20 06:11 PM
best way to guarantee it is buy a bucketful then kick it about to stress them into lighting up
fargon Monday Jan 20 06:14 PM
You see that all the time at sea, in the wake of the ship except it is light green, and very bright.
lumberjim Monday Jan 20 06:18 PM
I wish we'd had taken the time to go see that stuff when we were in PR. They supposedly have 3 of the 5 places in the world where that crops up regularly.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jan 20 11:50 PM
I can't imagine what it cost the Maldives Tourist Bureau for all those LEDs. Maybe they're rented .
Bloke Tuesday Jan 21 01:28 AM
I've been to the Maldives three times now and have seen this a few times. The most impressive sight is in the wash of a boat but you can also get a really nice effect by splashing through the waters edge on a night walk. There's next to no light whatsoever round much of the island so it's really bright.
SPUCK Tuesday Jan 21 07:18 AM
I saw it at Sunset Beach by Santa Cruz once. We were playing on the beach and it started all at once. The waves were about 3 feet high and when they broke the lit up like neon light. Very bright bluish color. It was really spectacular. The waves would rise, start to break and a huge flash that ripped down the beach with the wave as it broke at an angle.
footfootfoot Tuesday Jan 21 07:46 AM
When I was sailing to Alaska, dolphins (or possibly sharks) would race alongside our boat, cutting back and forth across our bow. At night you could see bright green "contrails" in their wake.
infinite monkey Tuesday Jan 21 08:46 AM
When we did the night dive portion of advanced scuba training, we waved our hands around and made light shows with the biolum...biolumn...the lighty uppy sea stuff.
Gravdigr Tuesday Jan 21 05:16 PM
The most interesting thing I've ever seen at the beach was a large floating, bobbing turd in Panama City, FL.
SPUCK Wednesday Jan 22 07:41 AM
footfootfoot Wednesday Jan 22 12:13 PM
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