If you are interested in learning more about the recent Red tide and the bioluminescent effect, there is a virtual lecture tonight (Tuesday) at 7:00pm. This lecture is sponsored through the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Dr. Michael Latz of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego studies this spectacular phenomenon. In this short Zoom talk, he’ll touch on the mechanism behind this strange algae’s light, the ecological role of bioluminescence, and its research implications. If you didn’t make it to the beach for this event, never fear – Michael will share photos and video footage. He’ll also leave plenty of time to answer your most pressing questions, like ‘is it safe to swim in,’ ‘how long does it last,’ and, again, ‘what is that awful smell’.
The event is free, using Zoom, but you need to pre-register. If you are interested you can use the link below to register.