Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bioluminescence in the Biffy

It can be quite astonishing to use the head in the darkness of night, and watch neon purple glow-worms flush down the toilet. In anchorages where the water doesn't circulate well, this has been our experience.

Last week, in Simpson Bay Lagoon, I even noticed a purple glow passing through our white sanitation hoses.

We all enjoy driving our dinghy at night in these waters, because our propwash glows purple-blue, making us look like we've installed one of those fancy lights that we see gracing the hulls of some megayachts.

It also creeps us out enough that we NEVER swim at anchor in lagoons ;)

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