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    Re: Glowing Sea Surface
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2003 Nov 12, 00:00 -0500

    Trevor,
    
    I believe marine fauna are fairly common near sea ice.  This implies
    that flora are there also, at the base of the food chain.  Which I
    always hear about the nutrient-rich arctic waters, where the nutrients
    in questions are minerals for the flora.  So algae probably are
    abundant in your harbor until it ices over.  I have no idea what ice
    would do to the light intensity in the water underneath, but it might
    knock it down enough to crash algal populations.  Now what it was that
    was doing bioluminescence, I do not know.
    
    Fred
    
    On Nov 10, 2003, at 11:22 PM, Trevor J. Kenchington wrote:
    
    >  If it was biological, then there must have been a very large
    > number of very small organisms -- which implies that they were blooming
    > in Musquodoboit Harbour at the end of September. As I noted in my last,
    > that seems a bit improbable, though it clearly isn't impossible.
    >
    
    
    

       
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