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    Glowing Sea Surface
    From: Bob Batten
    Date: 2003 Nov 10, 09:07 -0500

    Trevor,
        This is not a direct answer to your question, but I have often
    observed (as I'm sure most mariners have) a glowing bow wave at night
    while in salt water.  During the last two summers we cruised from the St
    Lawrence River, through the Northumberland Strait, and south along the
    Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and I have frequently noticed a similar
    glow on other breaking waves during brisk weather at night.  Maybe all
    it takes is a good stirring of the water for it to glow?  I have always
    presumed it was phosphorescence.  I haven't seen it across such an
    extensive area as you describe, though.
        We were probably not too far from your place.  We spent a week at
    the Armdale Yacht Club on the Northwest Arm near Halifax.
    Best Regards.
    Bob Batten
    S/V Omnity, a Crealock 37
    currently in Sommes Sound, Maine
    home port is Waterford, Michigan -- near Detroit
    
    
    

       
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