A photographer in Australia captured incredible footage of bioluminescent algae emitting a wondrous neon blue glow. The breathtaking event was reportedly filmed by Jordan Robin at a site known as Plantation Point in the waters of the country’s Jervis Bay. “This rare occurrence only usually happens once or twice a year,” he marveled, no doubt thankful that he inadvertently stumbled upon the scene and managed to document it.
In the captivating footage, Robin can be seen dipping his hand into the water and running it through the glowing algae, creating an almost ghostly effect. “What can be seen as a red tide during the day,” he said, “the microalgae Noctiluca scintillans produces a bright blue glow at night, like seen in the video.” Robin went on to explain that the bioluminescence is activated in the creatures when they are disturbed.
Beyond the cataloging of these facts and figures, the situation in Australia defies description. The word “apocalyptic” comes constantly to mind. And it’s expected to worsen, with authorities warning that the infernos, spurred on by heatwaves and dry winds, could continue for months.
Every day more footage from the frontline reveals the extent of the devastation—of the armageddon and the aftermath—as communities around the country are swept up in one of the biggest climate disasters Australia has ever seen.
The Assiniboine River in Winnipeg walking trail is above the water/ice for the first time since August. The trail is marred by fallen trees from an ice storm in October. There is also big slabs of ice everywhere.
Discovery channel has another Shark Week on the air. Sharks feeding, killing and basically just being the hungry creatures that they are. In tribute to Shark Week Markozen has included the following images:
Nice drumsticks there!
Now what we need is another Sharknado movie.
NASA astronaut Christina Koch shot a panoramic photo of tropical storm/ hurricane Barry from her perch on the International Space Station and posted it to Twitter on Thursday.
NASA’s Aqua satellite also imaged Barry after it made landfall at Intracoastal City, Louisiana at 2PM EDT on July 13. Barry was a hurricane for about three hours in the late morning and early afternoon on July 13, but weakened to a tropical storm after it passed over land. Nevertheless, the system will likely bring widespread flooding to the area as well as the lower Mississippi Valley. The storm is projected to move into Arkansas into Monday.