Look at these "glowing waves" in Big Sur! (PHOTOS)

posted by Carolyn McArdle -

Big Sur is always gorgeous at night but this week is especially beautiful!

Brilliant blue waves are glowing under Bixby Bridge because of a bioluminescent phytoplankton bloom.

Steve Haddock with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute said: "The typical pattern leading to a bloom of dinoflagellates is an influx of nutrients (wind turning over the water column or rain providing runoff) followed by a calm period which allows the water to stratify (form layers). In these layers the dinoflagellates can accumulate into high concentrations before they get mixed around by subsequent windy conditions." 

Whatever it is, it's beautiful! Click the tweet below for more photos! 

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