Noctiluca bloom at the FHL beach


These dinoflagellates are non-toxic, but are blooming in enormous numbers right now.  The West Seattle Blog has some great aerial photos from Puget Sound.

Dinoflagellates are typically photosynthetic, but Noctiluca is a non-photosynthetic exception – instead they consume other phytoplankton.

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