What a night

Tonight was a fantastic night in the island. Partly because I finished my work before dinner.  But we also had an amazing sunset (see below), I was shown how to find the north star (you don’t understand how many people I have asked this since moving to the US. I’ve never got a good answer until tonight) and we saw amazing bioluminescence. The water was so clear tonight we could see flashes like Christmas lights from the sea floor. It was threadworms which flash and release parts of themselves as a sperm packet. These float to the surface and if they meet eggs they explode into a bioluminescent display like fireworks! It was so amazing and beautiful. This is why I love marine biology!

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