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Bioluminescence from red tide: Algae bloom literally lighting up San Diego waves at night

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:00am

A red tide offshore San Diego is bringing a spectacular display of #bioluminescence to beaches at night, as captured in this photo by John H. Moore. Scripps scientist Michael Latz said the red tide is due to massive numbers of dinoflagellates including Lingulodinium polyedra. The Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System is monitoring the phytoplankton community […]

La Niña Update 2017

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:00am

For maps of temperature, graphs of flooding index, changes in beach width, etc due to the 2017 La Niña, click here.