Sea Sparkle (Noctiluca scintillans)
Also known as the sea ghost or fire of the sea, the sea sparkle is a species of free-living marine dinoflagellate that is widely distributed throughout the world. Sea sparkles are often found along coasts, estuary and shallow areas of continental shelves. N.scintillans is a heterotroph (meaning it gets its own food) and will feed on other plankton like diatoms, fish eggs, bacteria and even other dinoflagellates via phagocytosis. Unlike other dinoflagellates N.scintillans goes through a life cycle that has a diploid and a haploid phase. True to their name sea sparkles are capable of bioluminescene and when they congregate in high concentrations (usually from environmental conditions) they are known as red tides. Although they are known as ‘red tides’ not all sea sparkle blooms are red, and color is derived from the pigments of organism inside the vacuoles of the sea sparkles. When disturbed N.scintillans will bioluminesce and produce a blue light earning them the ominous names of sea ghost and fire of the sea.
one of the best parts of this holiday was to wake charles up mid night saying the sea is on fire and there was noctiluca scintillans, mareld, and a seal breathing under the starry sky. you could actually see the milky way.
Noctiluca scintillans, also called “sea sparkle,” a bioluminescent dinoflagellate.
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♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡Grand Opening Of The Lady Love Club Shop♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
Hello everyone! I have just opened my very first etsy store, and I’m super excited about it. To celebrate the opening, I have a little prize pack to be won! Nothing fancy but I hope you like it. In the pack is everything displayed in the picture, so that includes:
- Pawnee Goddess patch
- Feminist Fairy Patch
- Selfie Queen Patch
- Girls Will Save the World Patch
- Pink sloth pin
- Bear Face pin
- Baby Ghost pin
- Pizza pin
- A Sassy Bracelet pack of 5 - includes Goosebumps, Slushie Lady, Pizza Slut, Sassy and Exorcist This bracelets
This competition will be open until the 4th of December and the winner will be drawn at 8am Australian Eastern Standard Time using a random number generator. No likes, only reblogs but reblog as many times as you want. You don’t need to be following me to win, but if you ARE following me I will throw in another badge, all you need to do is choose which one!
If you favourite my shop on etsy, this counts as another 5 entries!
I will ship internationally, hopefully the winner will get this before Christmas - might be handy for some extra gifts or just an extra present for you.
Thank you to everyone who was so lovely about me opening up this shop, it’s been lots of fun getting it ready. Please go have a look at what I’m stocking, maybe you can find something you like!
THIS JUST IN IF YOU’RE FOLLOWING ME AND YOU WIN I’LL POP IN SOME RAD ENVELOPES SEEN HERE
Your letters will be cuter than baby caterpillars
one day to go kids
okay guys, this is the last plug. In 24 hours I’ll be drawing the winner, so reblog for a last chance to win!
Shopping online today? I’d like to invite you to check out my shop, PAPERCUTS handmade. I specialize in One-of-a-Kind Recycled Art Journals, made with covers and authentic ephemera from salvaged vintage books!
PS: For all of December, you can enter the code: “BLUEXMAS” at check-out to save 10% on any purchase of $20 or more! ♥ ♥ ♥
the way he runs away omg
This is my favourite thing ever!!
sometimes i think cats dont like 2 be wet cus they dont want to reveal their silly tiny bodies
The Girl Who Saved the Doctor and Died and Then Married Him While Waiting for Him and was Impossible and Mysterious and is Also Secretly a Pregnant Time Lord Baby Psychopath Governess Who is Special and Important But Mostly as a Plot Device But it’s Okay Because She Sasses the Doctor and Must Therefore Be a Strong Female Character