Tag: bioluminescence

Chemiluminescence Causes Concern

Courtesy of Associated Press on Why is the Hong Kong coast glowing an eerie blue?. People who swim across the Catalina Channel often relish in the sparkling blue bioluminescence they see at night along the surface of the water and lighting up their hands as they pull through the water. But a similar glittering blue chemiluminescence in Hong Kong waters is

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Swimming The Catalina Channel At Night

Courtesy of Jim Clifford who became history's oldest person to swim across the Catalina Channel. Around midnight on September 28th, I stepped off the beach at Catalina Island and entered the ocean on one of the darkest nights imaginable. There was only a sliver of moon visible and no light pollution from the island or mainland California. I had heard

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Seeing The Light With Jellyfish

The bioluminescent comb jellyfish has roamed the earth for over 525 million years. It generates light, flashes of blue-green, to startle its predators and its eight comb rows to swim (away). It contains proteins that enable it to generate light. According to researchers, these same proteins may have given rise to the diversity of light-sensing molecules

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Bio-Swimming

Open water swimmers know the beauty of swimming at sunrise and at sunset when the colors of the sky turn magical and majestic. For a select few who get in the water at night for various reasons: adventure, training for a channel swim or for an actual channel swim, are often enthralled by the beauty of the ocean orlake, particularly during a full moon on a

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