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irishspirit
27th January 2011, 13:28
The lake that glows in the dark: Eerie phenomenon that turned waters (and midnight swimmers) luminous blue

Swimming is supposed to give you a healthy glow, but these swimmers weren't quite sure what was going on when they took a late-night dip and turned a fluorescent shade of blue.
'It was like we were playing with radioactive paint,' said photographer Phil Hart who snapped the bizarre sight as his friends emerged from a lake in the dark of night.
The light is created by a chemical reaction called bioluminescence, which happens when a naturally-occuring micro-organism in the water is disturbed.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/01/26/article-1350686-0CEA7C63000005DC-213_964x636.jpg Blue rinse: The swimmers look like they have been playing with radioactive paint as they take on a fluorescent glow



http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/01/26/article-1350686-0CEA7849000005DC-181_964x605.jpg The light is created by a chemical reaction called 'bioluminescence, which happens when a naturally-occuring micro-organism in the water is disturbed


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1350686/Glowing-dark-Eerie-phenomenon-turned-swimmers-brighter-shade-blue.html#ixzz1CF4DNgCR

Ilie Pandia
27th January 2011, 16:34
Avatar... anyone? :)