As the red tide came this year, some enthusiasts captured the beautiful sight of glowing dolphins swimming off the coast of California amidst the bioluminescence of phytoplankton.
Nature never ceases to amaze us. Amidst the harsh conditions that have been created due to the global pandemic, the only things keeping us sane are our furry friends and the mother nature herself.
This year, when the red tide came, the Dolphins decided to put up a show in the glowing water, and it was mesmerizing.
If you are not familiar with what red tide is, know that it is a bit of a misnomer in this case. These incidents occur when a body of water hosts an algae bloom, which can cause different visible effects depending on the conditions and the kinds of phytoplankton and dinoflagellates living in the bloom. The name comes from the fact that in many cases, they turn the water a rusty red. However, in others, there’s no real visible difference in the water.
Every once in a while, if the conditions are right, the phenomenon makes the water glow. The bioluminescence is visible in the few hours after dark.
This time, as the glow appeared on the shores of Newport Beach, people were trying their best to make the most of it before it disappears. Sufferers and boaters were going to try to get right out there. That is when they saw the Dolphins.
If you are wondering how the Dolphins glowed, they didn’t. The plankton glows more the more it is disturbed. Look at the footage, it's mesmerizing.
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