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tooge
03-22-2010, 04:07 PM
Just got back from Florida with the family for spring break. There was this bioluminescent phenomenon going on most of the week at night. I didn't take this pic, but this is what it looked like. It was unreal. Like glowsticks in the waves. It was on the sand for a few minutes also. I googled it and it is some sort of organism (dinaflagelate) that causes it. It goes on all night. Any of you ever see this?

seclark
03-22-2010, 04:08 PM
spring break, huh...could it be used rubbers?
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ClevelandBronco
03-22-2010, 04:09 PM
spring break, huh...could it be used rubbers?
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How...

romantic?

CoMoChief
03-22-2010, 04:09 PM
How...

romantic?

Romantic is NOT using a rubber.

noa
03-22-2010, 04:11 PM
I saw that in Puerto Rico. They have a bioluminescent bay there and you can go for kayak rides at night to see it.

ClevelandBronco
03-22-2010, 04:11 PM
Romantic is NOT using a rubber.

Turn around and tell him to put one on.

tooge
03-22-2010, 04:12 PM
spring break, huh...could it be used rubbers?
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Unfortunately, not in the house WE rented

Stewie
03-22-2010, 04:13 PM
Don't those organism have/discharge phosphorous to make the glow?

ClevelandBronco
03-22-2010, 04:14 PM
Don't those organism have/discharge phosphorous to make the glow?

You spelled orgasm incorrectly.

seclark
03-22-2010, 04:14 PM
Turn around and tell him to put one on.

ROFL

Goldmember
03-22-2010, 04:15 PM
Pollution

Fairplay
03-22-2010, 04:17 PM
I thought we were going to hear a good story.

FAX
03-22-2010, 04:21 PM
I've seen that in Puerto Rico. It's little organisms who get all excited and their little bodies glow. They're like tiny, little, aquatic fireflies. You can catch the glowing water in your hand. In fact, you can spread it all over your naked body and run through town in the middle of the night glowing like a naked, neon madman. Of course, that also requires Tequila.

FAX

ClevelandBronco
03-22-2010, 04:22 PM
I thought we were going to hear a good story.

Mr. FAX is on the case.

CoMoChief
03-22-2010, 04:23 PM
Turn around and tell him to put one on.

Ooo snap!

Ebolapox
03-22-2010, 04:47 PM
You spelled orgasm incorrectly.

he also misspelled phosphorus as well. who's counting?

threebag02
03-22-2010, 04:53 PM
Turn around and tell him to put one on.

He might not want him to wear one so he can feltch it out before they snowball.

Stewie
03-22-2010, 04:54 PM
he also misspelled phosphorus as well. who's counting?

Don't fuck with a guy that does chemical formulations every day. Both spellings are correct. :D

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Ebolapox
03-22-2010, 05:03 PM
Don't fuck with a guy that does chemical formulations every day. Both spellings are correct. :D

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depends: do they have to emit elemental phosphorus (charge zero), or a hybridized phosphorus that's part of a compund? :p

Pants
03-22-2010, 05:07 PM
NERD FIGHT!

J/K, your guys' knowledge is very impressive.

Braincase
03-22-2010, 06:55 PM
Glow sticks mating on a Sham-WOW

MahiMike
03-22-2010, 06:58 PM
Pretty cool. Haven't seen that myself. Not usually at the beach at dusk though.

Hydrae
03-22-2010, 07:07 PM
depends: do they have to emit elemental phosphorus (charge zero), or a hybridized phosphorus that's part of a compund? :p

WTF is a compund? ;)

Goldmember
03-22-2010, 07:38 PM
Mr. FAX is on the case.

I'm all out of stories today, this is being outsourced to Mr. Fax

bevischief
03-22-2010, 08:49 PM
Drugs in the water...

JD10367
03-22-2010, 08:51 PM
I remember this one time - I'm in a Banshee at night in combat conditions, so there's no running lights on the carrier. It was the Shrangri-La, and we were in the Sea of Japan and my radar had jammed, and my homing signal was gone... because somebody in Japan was actually using the same frequency. And so it was - it was leading me away from where I was supposed to be. And I'm lookin' down at a big, black ocean, so I flip on my map light, and then suddenly: zap. Everything shorts out right there in my cockpit. All my instruments are gone. My lights are gone. And I can't even tell now what my altitude is. I know I'm running out of fuel, so I'm thinking about ditching in the ocean. And I, I look down there, and then in the darkness there's this uh, there's this green trail. It's like a long carpet that's just laid out right beneath me. And it was the algae, right? It was that phosphorescent stuff that gets churned up in the wake of a big ship. And it was - it was - it was leading me home. You know? If my cockpit lights hadn't shorted out, there's no way I'd ever been able to see that. So uh, you, uh, never know... what... what events are to transpire to get you home.

listopencil
03-22-2010, 10:09 PM
Seen it at sea when I was in the Navy.

Ebolapox
03-22-2010, 10:17 PM
WTF is a compund? ;)

it's a compound that's been through a conundrum.

googlegoogle
03-22-2010, 10:24 PM
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/klabu006/architecture/2006/10/natural_phenomenon_the_red_tid_1.html

niblet
03-22-2010, 10:33 PM
Another interesting protist's visual (and odorous) phenomenon, watermelon snow.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/31/51645530_6e5c75356d.jpg

SNR
03-22-2010, 10:37 PM
I'll bet that was cool.

Unfortunately, you and your friends now all have cancer.