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« on: August 22, 2009, 13:17:38 CET »

When i went on a boat in the middle of the night, I saw a lot of small 'lights' like some bioluminescence of some form, in the sea as the boat was moving along in the waters.

can someone please explain what this is?

thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2009, 13:20:27 CET »

Fosforus.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2009, 13:21:17 CET »

Either there were some longlines and had lights to attract fish to the bait or maybe divers if you were close to land or to a wreck

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2009, 13:22:49 CET »

thansk but i cannot find any explanations on the internet on phosphorus and this effect?
no chris they were definitely not longlines/divers!! Smiley
it was like some material was being churned to the surface from the bottom due to the boat
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2009, 13:25:36 CET »

Sometimes when I go for night fishing from cliffs I reel in some sea weed which has some of this "" fosforus "" or what it's called, its really nice to see !!

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2009, 13:31:44 CET »

anyone has a "better" explanation?
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2009, 13:41:33 CET »

sometimes still dark before sunrise, i think they are vopi,  we see like dots of highliter green but loads of it like aliens invading sea Smiley  don't know what are they, and last friday I saw like a small ray in the dark, its color was white and it was swiming near the surface because I could see the water spreading!! 
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009, 13:42:24 CET »

yes exactly kevin g that is it! loads of dots of hilighter green is the exact description!
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009, 14:06:15 CET »

When we go night diving with a torch, we also encounter this fenomena.
Many tiny green spots in the water.
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2009, 14:42:30 CET »

i think its a form of plancton  Huh...i always see these lights when night fishing
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2009, 17:14:20 CET »

Could it be Jellyfish?? Lastnight the sea was loaded with jellyfish and in the sea they shine a green colour
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2009, 19:40:54 CET »

in my opinion it's something like fosforus cause even when you anchor the rope will lite green like it was stained with a starlight liquid. Huh
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2009, 19:53:13 CET »

bigboy it can't be jellfish in my case because in the morning it will be clear of jelly fish because you will see us jumping to cool down lool
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2009, 20:08:09 CET »

I see it quite often too,i think it is phosphorus or Bioluminescence i think its called (?) you can see it alot when you fish at night and a boat passes in front of you.Have also seen it like individual lights which move about..maybe krill? All i know is i see this alot in the winter months and when its there there is usually a xabla around Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2009, 21:11:49 CET »

During summer reproductive events known as "swarming," females secrete a luminous green mucus-which often draws the attention of human seafarers-before releasing gametes into the water. The bright glow attracts male fireworms, which also release gametes into the bright green cloud. They are microscopic and related to the land glow worms
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