Fluorecent stuff on beach

Sverre Ulland saugull at online.no
Mon Aug 5 07:43:13 EST 2002


"Mitchell Isaacs" said:
> These are mostl likely a type of dinoflagellate - a single-celled type of
> algae. These are well known to glow in water when disturbed by physical
> movement.

yes, i am quite sure they were dinoflagellate. in norwegian it's called
'fureflagellat' or more commonly 'morild'

> See http://siobiolum.ucsd.edu/Dino_bl.html for some more info.

thanks

> I'm a kayaker - and often train in a tidal inlet at night near Sydney,
> Australia - when I paddle through the water it often looks like a shower
of
> green sparks.

yes, my father had seen the same thing when he was out in a rowingboat once.

regards
sven






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