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Bioluminescent Algae Is Back in San Diego

Last year in May we had a bloom of bioluminescent algae around the San Diego/La Jolla coast. I managed to get some photos of it which were carried on national news. To my surprise, it’s back again this year – my understanding is that it’s very rare and that it normally occurs only once every 5-10 years. Yesterday I received a tip that the bioluminescent algae was back, so I headed out late in the night to see if I could photograph it again and managed to make this photo.

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