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Bioluminescence in the Gippsland Lakes

July 23 2010 — by Benz Roos
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Photographer Phil Hart has taken these remarkable photos of bioluminescence in Australia’s Gippsland Lakes. On his blog he explains how this unusual phenomenon occurs. Apparently, it requires a chain of events - bushfires, storms and flash floods - to trigger a population explosion of this particular algae. At night the organisms produce a remarkable form of bioluminescence, the water glowing brightly wherever there is movement - in waves breaking on the shore, in ripples in the water and wherever people play in the water. You can see his photos and read his story here - definitely worth a look!
Bioluminescence in waves lapping at a beach in this 1.5 hour exposure on the Gippsland Lakes, Australia.
Bioluminescence in waves lapping at a beach in this 1.5 hour exposure on the Gippsland Lakes, Australia.
Bioluminescence in the Gippsland Lakes. Saturday 3rd January 2009
Bioluminescence in the Gippsland Lakes. Saturday 3rd January 2009