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Topic Title: Bioluminescense report for IRL
Topic Summary: Anybody got one??
Created On: 08/11/2020 06:57 PM
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 08/11/2020 06:57 PM
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KP

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My wife and I would like to take my niece from France out tomorrow evening to experience it.

I heard a few reports about the common areas in MI and even a friend of mine said they saw it a week or so ago from 192 down to Turkey Creek. (Would be nice if it was visible in Grant Valkaria area).

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 08/12/2020 03:48 AM
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Central Floridave

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We went Sunday evening CB thousand Islands. It was lighting up. This is the time of year. Needs rain, warmth, and low light. Having the moon rise later in the night helps.
 08/12/2020 08:06 AM
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Greensleeves

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What Dave said. Just a treasure!

One of the best spots in the world.

That's right, the world!

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 08/12/2020 02:36 PM
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KP

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Thanks!

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 08/12/2020 03:43 PM
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Kimo63

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A Day a Way Kayak Tours in Titusville has night time tours at Haul over that we have done . It's very well done and they provide everything but the bug spray .Pro tip : wait in car until they are set up , make sure you have plenty of bug spray on , do the huddle up and get in kayak and paddle out fast. Once you get out there was very little bugs .
 08/12/2020 07:33 PM
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paddleout

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Dave- did you bring your own kayaks, or go with a tour service?

I've got access to kayaks, but not sure where to launch from up there, etc

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 08/13/2020 06:38 AM
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KP

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We took her to Kelly Park Merritt Island last night and she loved it. Once you get under bridge and into canal you will see the dinoflagellates do their thing! Coming back she was so into it she got out of the canoe on the flats and splashed around in the schools of mullet! ??


Mosquitoes and gnats were not too bad. I wore pants and long sleeves but should have sprayed my ankles.

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 08/13/2020 06:55 AM
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equipeola

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How much longer can we expect it to last?

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 08/13/2020 08:56 AM
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Greensleeves

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I've seen it in September but...

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 08/13/2020 09:18 AM
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Central Floridave

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Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach. good park. closes at 10pm though.
 08/13/2020 10:01 AM
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spindrift

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I've taken a couple of tours out of banana river park in canaveral, another one tonight.
The dinoflagellate bloom was spectacular, fish exploding everywhere.
Great night launch depending on the wind.Anything south or west fucks it up.
We just got our permit for ramp road, not sure about night launch yet.
Another launch i'm gonna try is the golf course pavilion on west wind

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 08/14/2020 05:37 AM
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Greensleeves

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Yes good idea about the wind, consider it if paddling, lower or no wind is nice. Went out last night down in thousand islands area, it was dreamy. If you can get fewer clouds that is also better I think. Low clouds around here reflect the light of the area and for these little dinoflagellates you want it dark. Get up close to the mangroves and the fish run and leave the trails of blue.

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 08/14/2020 08:58 AM
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surfmcc32

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I've been working with a day a way so I gotta recommend them, but it's super bright in certain areas right now. Up around Haulover canal is insane, full on neon flash in some spots. The brightest I've ever seen it by far. Merrit island is a lot dimmer but tons of the bioluminescence comb jellies around though. Beacon 42 seems to be the brightest spot. Haven't been to cocoa beach but Kelly Park is pretty dim at the moment.
 08/18/2020 04:03 PM
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kreidel

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My sister went for a boat ride last month in the Banana River and sent me this picture.



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 08/19/2020 08:21 AM
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scombrid

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The pyrodinium in the Rockledge/Cocoa area has been replaced by a massive bloom of something pea soup green and the bio-luminescence has shut down in this area.

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 09/01/2020 06:21 AM
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SurferMic

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bump to the top for any reports , thinking of going sometime over the next few nights...thanks for any info
 09/01/2020 07:24 AM
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Cole

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Originally posted by: kreidel

My sister went for a boat ride last month in the Banana River and sent me this picture.





Bioluminescense or Satan?

It was thick and glowing in Cocoa Beach, but we have brown algae moving in too. I'll check tonight.

 09/01/2020 08:15 AM
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Greensleeves

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Yes surfer mic I can go down and try wave my hand in the water. Cole yes I saw some of that brown stuff, come on fall! Full moon tonight but if you go right after dark the next couple of nights later this week you can get it before the moon comes up.

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 09/05/2020 04:59 PM
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SurferMic

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Brown Algae killed bio?
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