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Article: “Everything You Wanted to Know About Red Tides”

Blue bioluminescent waves glowing at night
Bioluminescent waves near Scripps Pier, April 24, 2020. Photo: Philipp Arndt

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April 28, 2020 by UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography

A red tide offshore Southern California is bringing a spectacular display of bioluminescence to beaches at night. From glowing waves seen at several San Diego beaches to swirls of electric blue light stirred by dolphins gliding through the water off Newport Beach, photos and videos of the phenomenon are making the rounds on social media. But what is the science behind this natural light show?

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