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Bioluminescence in San Diego, Red Tide makes Avatar footsteps

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#1 pkdk

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:35 PM

In 2011 there was an unusual spectacular plankton bloom in San Diego, also called a Red Tide (as it looks red during the day)

At night these algae give off a blue light, bioluminescence, when they are disturbed, creating this real world Avatar-like footsteps.

 

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#2 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:10 AM

That is very cool.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

Awesome!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:19 AM

That looks like fun to play around with.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:02 PM

How cool is that!


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