Watch: Glowing dolphins play in bioluminescent waves

A man on a dolphin sighting tour earlier this week spotted a glowing pod splashing through the waters of Newport Beach.

The dolphins' spectacular neon lighting is the result of bioluminescent phytoplankton which give the surf, and anything swimming through it, an electric blue glow. Researchers think the phytoplankton bioluminescence is a defense mechanism against certain predators.


By Tim Binnall / Coast to Coast AM News Editor

Tim Binnall is the news editor for the Coast to Coast AM website as well as the host of the pioneering paranormal podcast Binnall of America. For more than a decade and over the course of hundreds of BoA programs, he has interviewed a vast array of researchers, spanning a wide spectrum of paranormal genres and ranging from bonafide esoteric icons to up-and-coming future players in 'the field.' A graduate of Syracuse University, Binnall aims to maintain an outsider's perspective on the paranormal world with a distinct appreciation for its absurdities and a keen interest in the personalities and sociology of esoteric studies.

(Source:; April 25, 2020;
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