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    Re: Follow-up on bioluminescence
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2010 Mar 23, 08:41 +1100
    The open ocean, far from land, presents mostly as sterile, with little fish life evident (although as in all else I have little doubt that there would be exceptions to this).  Schools of fish, generally speaking, are associated with shallow water, reefs and coastlines.

    On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 3:17 AM, Apache Runner <apacherunner@gmail.com> wrote:

    Dear All - 

    You may recall that we had some discussion about David Lewis' report of "underwater lightning" in "We the Navigators" some time back.   

    I finally got hold of an expert in bioluminescence and asked him about this - showing him the material from Lewis' book.   He said it sounds a lot like the effect one gets from a school of fish rapidly darting  - changing direction and inducing a "deep flash" associated with dinoflaggelate bioluminescence.      He said that he knows of this phenomenon - not described by Lewis, but in other contexts.  

    So, this makes sense, although I don't know how it indicates the presence of land.   I don't know a lot about how fish swim.

    John H. 

       
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