The spectacular display is caused by large aggregations of dinoflagellates (from the Greek: whirling whips) including Ceratium falcatiforme and Lingulodinium polyedra, which emit a neon blue glow at night, spurred by waves or movement in the water.
The last time the shores of San Diego were lit up by a bioluminescence-producing red tide was in 2013.
It may look otherworldly, but a striking display of light seen on some beaches in Southern California this week has a very earthly (or ocean-y) explanation. On this occasion, it is caused by a bloom of phytoplankton brought by the natural phenomenon known as the red tide.
ZTE shuts down main operations while talks with USA continue
ZTE said in an exchange filing it "maintains sufficient cash" for now and will meet its commercial obligations. ZTE got to this place by selling goods and services to Iran and North Korea, which violated US sanctions.
"We're getting reports that the bioluminesence runs from La Jolla to Encinitas, but we don't know how big the red tide is", Latz told the Union-Tribune on Tuesday afternoon.
A dinoflagellate (whirling whip) bioluminiscent phytoplankton.
'God of War' photo mode lets you apply filters and tweak faces
And if that was not enough, you will have the option to change the facial expressions of Kratos and Atreus. In a free update going out today, you can now utilise a photo mode to capture all the best screenshots.
The current red tide in San Diego is not harmful or toxic, though.
The phenomenon was first forecast on Monday by Michael Latz, an internationally known bioluminescence expert at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He says scientists can't predict when they'll occur and they really don't understand the dynamics. "As the name suggests, the bloom of algae often turns the water red", NOAA states, adding that not all algal blooms are harmful.
See the shirt Warriors fans get for playoff games against Pelicans
The Pelicans surely won't lay over and die, though, so the defending champs can't take them lightly and expect a cakewalk. In fact, Betfair Sports has posted very lopsided odds in favor of Golden State at 1.12, while the Pelicans are at 7.00.