Bioluminescent waves, caused by a red tide stretching from Baja California to Los Angeles, have been putting on a spectacular show for Californians this week, with this April 25 video, from scientist Dr. Michael Latz, showing the amazing sight.
Latz, a scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, said the bloom started in late March 2020, and is particularly large in size. The red tide is caused by a bloom of a type of plankton, said Latz.
Latz’ video captures swimmers and surfers enjoying the waves. “Our local red tides can last for days, one to two weeks, or one or more months,” said Latz. “There is no way to predict how long they will last.” Credit: Dr. Michael Latz, Scripps Institution of Oceanography via Storyful