Detection of a bioluminescent milky sea from space.

@article{Miller2005DetectionOA,
  title={Detection of a bioluminescent milky sea from space.},
  author={Steven D. Miller and Steven H. D. Haddock and Christopher D. Elvidge and Thomas F. Lee},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={102 40},
  pages={
          14181-4
        }
}
On many occasions over the centuries, mariners have reported witnessing surreal nocturnal displays where the surface of the sea produces an intense, uniform, and sustained glow that extends to the horizon in all directions. Although such emissions cannot be fully reconciled with the known features of any light-emitting organism, these so-called "milky seas" are hypothesized to be manifestations of unusually strong bioluminescence produced by colonies of bacteria in association with a microalgal… CONTINUE READING

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