The Glowing Waters

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Surfing with the glowing tide

Ava Auger, Staff

     Wow! The ocean is lighting up! At the start of early spring, you may see your local ocean a brown or muddy color during the day. After sunset, the water can glow with a beautiful and colorful shade of blue and green. But what lights up the waves? From Orange County oceans, bioluminescent algae grows, blooms, and spreads to San Diego. Crashing waves, something or someone splashing through the waters can trigger the glow in the algae. “It’s Back! Bioluminescent Algae Glows Again Off Southern California’s Coast”, states, “The top theory is that it’s a defense mechanism. ‘That it has something to do with scaring off predators like other microscopic organisms that feed on them.'” Although the water can look gross when the sun is out, it’s magnificent to see the glow at night. If you are looking for any fun spring or summer activities, the spectacular algae came back on April 13 to San Diego. 

Work cited:

Paskin, Julia. “It’s Back! Bioluminescent Algae Glows Again Off Southern California’s Coast.” 25 March 2021, https://laist.com/news/bioluminescent-algae-is-back-off-southern-california-coast. Accessed 20 April 2021.