Bioluminescent waves in San Diego, California. During the day the algea looks red, hence this is also called Red Tide. The algea get excited by the waves and release their light when the wave crests. Algea left behind by the retreating tide can be excited to release light by physical contact, bioluminescence

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Description: Bioluminescent waves in San Diego, California. During the day the algea looks red, hence this is also called Red Tide. The algea get excited by the waves and release their light when the wave crests. Algea left behind by the retreating tide can be excited to release light by physical contact, bioluminescence
Source Format: Image Sequence, 1280x720, 24 FPS Progressive
Subject: Marine Invertebrate Science & Exploration
Environment: Beach Coast North America