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    Red Water (Plankton)

    About a week in a half ago,My buddy and I went surfing just before sunset.The water was extreamly red.As it got dark out, he was catching a wave and he thought a fish was following him under his board.What was happening was the water was lighting up an extreamly bright blue every time you paddled or had any movement in the water.It would just leave this huge blue trail.The waves that were breaking were even lighting up.I was told that it was Plankton.Anybody ever have this happen.And no I was'nt taken any type of drugs.

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    yeah is saw this happen a few weeks ago at the doggie beach

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    plankton

    the red is a plankton called dinoflagellate. it gives you tightness of the chest (red tide). the glow is also a phytoplankton.

    stay in school. your spelling needs improvement.

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    Where was this?

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    the red tide that causes respiratory irritation (Karenia) was observed for the first time along the Delaware Coast for the first time in 2007. Monitors observed it again in small numbers again this year. What you saw probably wasn't this form of red tide, probably some other bloom forming algae.

    It also sounds like you were seeing bioluminescent organisms in the water. Different types of plankton can produce bluish or greenish light when they are disturbed. It's usually a defense communication meant to deter predators. I think the first time I saw bioluminescence was off the beach in Fenwick Island and I was on acid. I saw it alot in the Indian River Lagoon in Florida and in the Indian River Inlet in Delaware not on acid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro View Post
    the red is a plankton called dinoflagellate. it gives you tightness of the chest (red tide). the glow is also a phytoplankton.

    stay in school. your spelling needs improvement.
    Ecxuse us smrat gui..

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    This was in Avon N.J.It was the week of the full moon.Took a spin to Belmar and it was happening there as well.My buddy also saw it in Point Pleasant.It was pretty crazy stuff.Hey Retro, Can you please proof read my spelling? Im lacking my eduamacation. Tks

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    otay. i think you speld udumacation rong.

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    Sounds Trippy. I would love to see that sh1t.

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    I saw it too...... not as crazy as you described though....it's rare up here in NJ....goto FL they get it bad.