Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

We have a dense concentration of phytoplankton algae along our beaches called Red Tide. The single-celled protists can be seen and dark red blotches just off shore. At night if you can find a parking space at the beach you will see the neon like glow of the waves as the Red Tide is stirred up and the phytoplankton give off a flash of illumination with their photosynthetic pigment. Some algal blooms on the Pacific coast have also been linked to occurrences of large-scale climatic oscillations but no one can fully explain these events.

Red Tide