West Seattle scene: Red noctiluca in the water, seen from above

June 18, 2013 at 10:31 pm | In Seen at sea, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

We’ve reported on it multiple times already this year, and questions are still coming in about the “red stuff in the water” off West Seattle shores. As the non-toxic “noctiluca” bloom continues to appear, we have aerial views tonight courtesy of West Seattle photographer/pilot Long Bach Nguyen. Above, the view looks south toward West Seattle’s north shore. Next, a closer view as a boat goes through a patch:

And north across Elliott Bay, looking at West Point west of Discovery Park and Magnolia:

The state has a webpage with lots of info about this type of bloom and others.

3 Comments

  1. So beautiful … and I love how the Moon Jellies that eat the noctiluca glow at night.

    Comment by Alice — 11:34 pm June 18, 2013 #

  2. I was surprised the other day how many people don’t know what it is and keep repeating it’s sewage.

    Comment by newnative — 11:34 pm June 19, 2013 #

  3. Very informative. Thanks for the report.

    Comment by Matt — 8:55 am June 25, 2013 #

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