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The Beauty of Bioluminescence

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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:17 AM
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Absolutely fantastic, reminds me of the movie Contact and Avatar. I myself have seen it in real life crashing with waves and it is spectacular.





posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:20 AM
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When fishing during the Spring and Summer the water where I live is full of bioluminescence. I often balloon float whole bonita top water to watch the sharks tear it apart. On a moonless night fighting a shark can light the whole lagoon up. Really cool stuff.


Great video of California...



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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:23 AM
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can someone explain what this is and wher i can find it its utterly mesmerizing



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:26 AM
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It is bio-luminescence. Their are plankton in the water who have enzymes that react to give off light. Just like the firefly has the enzyme luciferase, these plankton have mechanisms of their own that give off light when stimulated by something like crashing waves. Nature that God provides us is better than anything that we can imagine.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:31 AM
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Hmmm i wonder are there sentient humanoid species

with biolumiscent and/or photosynthetic aspects, and in which star systems closest to Sol?



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:31 AM
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Originally posted by tetriswoooo
can someone explain what this is and wher i can find it its utterly mesmerizing


This happens in every ocean around the world at some point and time. Usually happens here in FL during the Spring and Summer months. Usually in water that doesn't have as much movement (tide). It can be seen on the beach in the waves when there is a huge bloom of alge.

Another video...


And people swimming in it...



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:31 AM
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Very cool, OP. S&F.

And, I might add, not limited to aquatic life...




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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 01:34 AM
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Originally posted by silent thunder
Very cool, OP. S&F.

And, I might add, not limited to aquatic life...




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Those remind me of the radiated shrooms in the Fallout 3 game.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 02:16 AM
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We are so fixated on finding alien life in outer space, seldom do people look within our own planet for alien life forms...


What could possibly look more alien to us than these underwater life forms?



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 02:49 AM
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thats awesome

i talked 2 my dad about this and he told me when he crossed bass straight this happend and left a trail of light wish i could have seen it



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:29 AM
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Great thread! S&F
Some bioluminescent photos to add to the collection:

Blue Bioluminescence:


Bioluminescent Sea urchin at Monaco Aquarium

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Bioluminescent jellyfish, taken at the aquarium at Budapester Straße in Berlin, 2003.

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Green Bioluminescence:



Luminous Mushrooms Mycena lampadis

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Glowworm

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Red Bioluminescence:



Bioluminescent Jellyfish 1.5 Miles Beneath the Sea.

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Bioluminescent Suckers (photo by ORCA)

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Yellow Bioluminescence:



Glowing tobacco plant (Not natural though, as it has been genetically engineered to express a gene taken from fireflies which produces luciferase, see here)



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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 04:02 AM
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And there are also some phosphorescent and fluorescent mineral when exposed to the ultraviolet light as well:



S ource

Calcite:



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Tenebrescence of Hackmanite:



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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 04:34 AM
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We are limited to a little part of the biological radiations by our physiological abilities.

What we are able to SEE is just the top of the iceberg ...

kirlian effect

kirlian photographies




posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 05:00 AM
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I have seen this in Koh Lanta -- Thailand, its the most amazing thing I have ever seen. walking along the edge of the sea kicking the waterand watching it light up as it flys through the air. its amazing!!! I remember looking behind me as I walked and could see my footprints lighting up.


edit: heres a veiw from space, look to the right of somalia



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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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I was on a midnight boat trip once, in the middle of nowhere out in the sea try to escape a potentially deadly political feud, all lights off, no moon!

The only source of light we got was Milky Way showing up brightly in the sky and the boat wake and waves glowing greenish from the gazillion very tiny creatures. No artificial sources of light, not even from the distant horizon!

You guys captured what I didn't Photos!! Well I was in a small wooden boat, relatively rough seas no way I could do time exposure of the galaxy and glowing sea.

To tell how it felt. It felt like embarking on a thousand light year interstellar journey to other worlds!! It was my childhood dream to reach the stars in my lifetime so I'm in tears!
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