Photographer Patrick Coyne was in Newport Seaside, California, when he captured this gorgeous footage of dolphins swimming by bioluminescent waters and leaving glowing blue trails in their wake. Coyne is similar photographer who shared some incredible views of bioluminescent waves earlier this week, and he was on board a Newport Coastal Adventure whale watching ship when he captured this.
Incredible bioluminescent waves have been creating remarkable scenes at Southern California’s beaches. The phenomenon is caused by dinoflagellates, microscopic marine plankton. “Occasionally they are found in high concentrations, resulting in red tides, so called because the high abundance of organisms discolors the water,” explains the Scripps Institution of Oceanography on its website.
Spectacular show by Mother Nature that it is sure to mesmerize anyone who encounters these dolphins swimming in these waters with a high content of bioluminescent plankton, filmed in Newport Beach, California. In coastal regions, the primary source of flow-agitated bioluminescence is dinoflagellates. These single-celled organisms are common members of the plankton—tiny marine plants, animals.
At the same time, amateur and professional seafarers (and biologists) have considered themselves extremely lucky if they have seen the firework displays produced by dolphins swimming in waters that contain high levels of bioluminescent plankton (Fig. 1). Now, physicist Jim Rohr, biologist Michael Latz and their colleagues have ingeniously combined the two approaches, and they report their.
On April 24, 2020, a camera mounted to the Scripps Pier at Newport Beach captured fantastic video of the bioluminescence in action, including a pair of dolphins swimming within the glowing waves.
But the most stunning visual in a documentary filled with stunning visuals is watching dolphins swim at night in an ocean teeming with millions of luminous plankton. Because the dolphins are.
Dolphins glow as they glide through bioluminescent waves in Newport Beach - VIDEO A group of glowing dolphins were captured on video gliding through bioluminescent waves in Newport Beach. KABC.
Familiar with neon lights? Yeah, nature can mimic that same awesome thing with bioluminescence. And this photographer and videographer had a unique opportunity to film it.