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

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

  • Alice June 18, 2013 (11:34 pm)

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

  • newnative June 19, 2013 (11:34 pm)

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

  • Matt June 25, 2013 (8:55 am)

    Very informative. Thanks for the report.

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