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    Re: Glowing Sea Surface
    From: Gerard Mittelstaedt
    Date: 2003 Nov 10, 20:11 -0600

    Hi,
     There is a tenuous navigation link.
    During WWII the Japanese attempted developing a sort of paste from
    the
    glowing dinoflagets to smear on their hands and create enough
    illumination
    to read charts.   I've never tried it myself.
    
    When running a small catamaran with an outboard motor near Biloxi,
    Mississippi
    we noticed lots of phosphorescence, and every now and then an
    "explosion"
    of light, which seemed to coincide with the propeller chopping up
    a
    "cabbage head" or "cannon ball" jellyfish.
    - Gerard Mittelstaedt
      McAllen, TX
    
    Fred Hebard wrote:
    >
    > Thanks for sharing these stories guys.  I know they don't have anything
    > to do with navigation, but they do have something to do with the sea,
    > which is a main reason I read this list.  And they are a bit magical,
    > at least to me.
    >
    > Fred Hebard
    
    ---------------
    Gerard Mittelstaedt    mitt{at}hiline.net
    McAllen, Texas
    USA
    
    
    

       
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