"Satellite images confirm mystery glow in ocean"
I can't improve upon that... That, folx, is the actual MSNBC headline for this story about what appears to be a bioluminescent bacteria colony floating in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia... and the damn thing is "about the size of Connecticut":
The event occurred in 1995 and was finally analyzed and reported last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The mystery highlights how little scientists know about the ocean. Milky seas appear to be most prevalent in the Indian Ocean, where there are many trade routes, and near Indonesia.Go, look at the pictures that accompany the article... and would someone page Captain Nemo to the white courtesy phone? Please? [updated 5-Oct-2005 10:20 ET to correct typos]