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6 hours ago

*12/6/21* Live post All sightings, questions, meetups in hereIf you want to follow the post click 3 dots & turn on notifications ... See MoreSee Less
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*11/6/21* Live post All sightings, questions, meetups in hereIf you want to follow the post click 3 dots & turn on notifications ... See MoreSee Less
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16 hours ago

Caswel bay @2oclock way to cloudy but could make out that electric blue first time seeing it pic aint the best as there was no light from the moon ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Mini timelapse at Caswell Bay 9-6-21 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

Sorry if not allowed to post this - on 9th I was down at caswell beach around midnight I met this lady who came from Cardiff and had left her camera battery at home I did try to find you when I came back down from car but was to dark sorry and was hoping to we could be friends as I've started to go to these places as well Many thanks ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

I can confirm its 100% visible now on the beaches around Swansea. This was taken about just after 2am this morning at Caswell, Swansea.I may have captured and not seen the BLP last friday but tonight we actually saw it in its bright blue/green colour illuminating in the small waves at caswell in the early hours of tuesday. it was so amazing to see it once again. Sighting on 8th June 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Caswell Bay last Night ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

*10/6/21* Live post All sightings, questions, meetups in hereIf you want to follow the post click 3 dots & turn on notifications ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

As the sun was coming up at Caswell Bay 9-6-21 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

I'm dying to see the plankton, but due to disabilities I can't get to the beach. I live in bangor.... Next time someone local to me is going would anybody consider giving me a lift. I'd happily pay fuel. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

9/6/21 Live threadAll sightings, questions, meetups in hereIf you want to follow the post click 3 dots & turn on notifications. As it won’t spam those needing info on poor signal ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Bioluminescent Plankton and the Milkyway, Caswell Bay, the Gower, 09/06/2021 at 02:00 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Bioluminescent Plankton and the Milkyway, Caswell Bay, the Gower, 09/06/2021 at 01:14Canon 1Dx3Sigma Art 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Peak Design Carbon Fibre tripodThomas Winstone Photography ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Caswell Bay - 9-6-21 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Understand this is a group with its priority being in wales, but, does anyone know of any cool blue beaches to visit in the south of England? Thanks in advanceeee ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

# **Good evening and a big warm welcome to all members new and hi to the old ones. A reminder that no one knows where or when plankton will show itself. People need to go out, be patient, enjoy the coastline safely and cleanly and with some luck perhaps they'll see the blue glow. The daily thread is there to help others and report sightings, so if you wish to follow this post please click the 3 dots top right and 'turn on notifications' . Writing 'F' or similar just clogs up the feed.Also please try not to shine bright lights at the sea, it doesn't make the plankton glow and you won't see it better by lighting up the waves, and based on experience, it only upsets people who may have been waiting hours to see it, by all means use a torch to move around safely but be mindful of others, many thanks and happy viewing.** ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

**8 June 2021**Live threadAll sightings, questions, meetups in here only ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Anyone seen any near pembrokeshire yet? Heading there on the weekend and meant to be hitting 24 and 25° ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Thank you one and all for adding me. 🙏❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Hi guys, any sightings? Thinking about heading out this evening to try and get a few shots... hopefully miss the busy bank holiday traffic/people by having a night visit somewhere :D. Got a busy day working on the camper but batteries on charge for a potential late night fly over to the coast! Have seen a couple of photos in the past week showing a little activity. Just debating where to try and head! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Would be nice to see this phenomenon this year. Can anyone confirm the following assumptions: that although it can be v unpredictable it seems to appear annually throughout July & August during warm spells with the best areas selected spots in the Cardiff/ Swansea areas. It can be around for several consecutive nights on and off and is most easily seen during the darkest hours of the night. This group is the best resource for latest sightings. Any other tips? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Anyone seen any bioluminescence this year (yet) April 2021? ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Any one ever seen it in trearddur. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

Bioluminescence last night (November 6, 2020) on the edge of Morro das Furnas, a popular tourist spot in the city of Torres, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.Canon T5i + Rokinon 8mm F/3.5 ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

Hey bioluminescence lovers. Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to see the beautiful blue glow in Wales this year, but I saw it while I was sailing in Portugal. I even went for a dip and made a video about it! Truly one of my most magical wildlife experiences ever! Fingers crossed next year I can see it in Wales 🤞 ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

Hi we are heading over to Wales from Lyneham this weekend with my little girl she is really excited about seeing the bioluminescence. Can anyone recommend a good point to spot it? We are taking the camper van so any distance is fine. 💦🌊 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

***Live thread for Wed 28 into Thurs 29*****Questions, meetups, sightings etc in here only.** ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Peter Ryan
Devon... ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

Any spots in Devon? ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Any plankton visible in south wales yet? ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

In Margate tonight if you put your head under in the sea and wave your hands about then tiny spots of light will dance off your fingers 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

It's very warm, very still, and there's an incoming tide... 🤞 ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Does anyone know if the sea is bioluminescent anywhere yet? Didn't it happen in August last year after a hot spell? ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

One of natures most natural displays, The Bioluminescence appearing at high tide at Trwyn Du/Penmon,Ynys Mon. ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Does anyone know best time to see it (at three cliffs)? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Planning on going to penmon point at weekend, is there a better time to go for? ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

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11 months ago

Explore South Wales
Please remember with current restrictions there is to be no discussion regarding meet ups for now and reports are delayed so don't all go rushing down the beach tonight, you'll only be disappointed and very wet. Here's a stunning pic by David McColm from British Columbia, Comet Neowise, Aurora, and Bioluminescent ....Amazing twitter.com/davidlmccolm/status/1287119991116972032 ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

Has anyone seen any at Aberavon yet we’re here from Liverpool hoping to see it ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

hello, anybody saw some bioluminescence around Swansea area? cheers 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

Whilst respecting social distancing, travel rules and exercise at the coast, if you are out, keep your eyes peeled, although sea temps are still a little chilly the hours of sunshine we’ve had, may help us see some blue sparkle. Good luck and stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

Dolphins and plankton in Newport beach, California 😍 www.facebook.com/366434976863318/posts/1512386902268114/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Last night in Torres, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilCanon T5i + Rokinon 16mm F210s | F2 | ISO 800LR CC + PS CS6 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Can any of you wise people identify this please. I’m in Madagascar and this creature started to follow me for a while when I was snorkelling earlier today. It looks like it’s a collection of random pods but it moved as one entity. The orange pods were glowing with luminescence which my underwater camera couldn’t capture ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Dont want to get in trouble or get any grief for this but I have to share...... went down Port Eynon last night and me and my 7 year old ended up going swimming at about 11.00 pm. Great group of people down there. Anyway, me and the boy drifted off and he starts shouting " Dadi I'm peeing and the sparkles are going nuts!!!!!" Looks like theres a bit of a reaction to the extra warm flow guys....kids innit. Awesome experience getting in amongst it guys. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

This is a Composite image from 2 night visit a Port Eynon,Please click on the post to see the full photo.The sky is a 6 panel vertical panorama of 8 seconds for each frame with a 50mm lens at F1.8, Iso 3200.The BLP was shot with a sigma 35mm lens single 5sec shot At F1.4 iso 5000.Processed in PS and LR. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Managed to get this on Sunday in Llangennith. The plankton, the Milky Way, the worm and Jupiter 🌌 My insta iS @neeeenagh if anyone wants to follow me xTake away the light pollution and the night sky will take your breath away. Forever feeling insignificant when I look up at night, but also unbelievably grateful that I get to experience moments like these 🌌⁣An unbelievably clear night, no moon but a good load of shooting stars 🌟 and to the right and up slightly of Worms Head you can see a bright red light, it is also reflecting on the water. That my friends, is Jupiter✨⁣This was my first attempt at astro photography and I’m pretty pleased with it. Llangennith, as always is bloody beautiful. Shout out to @sstephlowe and @joshsandles for coming with and waiting patiently while I took this photo.⁣📸 @sonyalpha A6300⁣#llangennith #gower #wales #cymru #wormshead #rhosilibay #bankholiday #home #nightsky #astrophotography #milkyway #jupiter #nighttimephotography #visitwales #staycation #sony #mirrorlesscamera #A6300 #sonyalpha #nenaghlouisephotography #oceanstroll #welshbeaches ⁣ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Another night on the beach with the electric blue waves. Port Eynon last night. I arrived to the beach at 11pm and walked to the left hand side of the beach, that's where the magic happened.Shot on a canon 6d and sigma 35mm lens at F1.4 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

I'm looking forward to getting back to Wales but was impressed to see bioluminescent plankton flying out of my hands underwater last three nights in Margate of all places. Hard to see unless actually swimming. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Wanted to get feedback on your cameras. I'm saving up for a new bridge camera, either the Nikon Coolpix1000 or the Sony RX10. I'm seriously on the fence between these two; I'd buy both if I could afford them, but for now I have to choose one and because I want to have it when I come over next summer, my choice comes down to two features: Coolpix 1000 has the superior zoom - 24mm to 3000mm RX10 has the superior ISO settings - 100 to 12,800 isoHas anyone here used either of these cameras for photographing the Bioluminescents? What were the pros and cons you experienced? Or do you have something else and find it way better then the two above?Thanks for sharing! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Not in Wales, but i had a phone call from a family member last night who spent the evening Kayaking through BLP in Devon. Stoke Gabriel on the river Dart. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

two nights ago it was between the bridges in loughor on the turning of the tide bout 4am and port einon one night before that ! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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*Bank Halliday live thread*Kudos to Scott & James Questions, meetups, sightings etc in here only. Who's off to SA3 1NN ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Sparkles cemlyn bay ynys mon tonight ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Anyone on watch at aberavon ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

OK, this may help, it may be a total waste of time, but.......ive read many reports of reddish brown plumes in the day, where sightings happen at night. earlier today i was skydiving and sat right in the door when the plane for some unknown reason went across the whole swansea coastline (it has only ever done this one other time when ive been on the plane), anyway, i was looking out for thisbehind the student village on fabian way, theres a 'corner' between a large breakwater, and the beach (near the wind turbine)parts of the water near the shore on this beach, and this corner were reddish brown while flying over itif anyone is local, or knows how to get to where im talking about, it may be worth checking outwhere the marker is on the map, dont know why google added that address lol ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Anyone having any luck tonight? (Tuesday 27th) we are at aberavon and only seen some light sparkles so far ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Has anyone had any luck down Borth. Currently here on holiday and wondering if it's worth a little walk to the beach tonight. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Any sightings this evening? 🌊 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

I spent an hour at Southerndown around midnight Saturday to Sunday at high tide. No bioluminescence 🙄I’ll keep trying. I’ll see it one day. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Thank you to everyone who recommended going to Port Eynon tonight. I got a few pictures from there. First time I've ever seen the bioluminescent plankton, and it was amazing! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Is anyone going to Aberavin tonite . ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Currently in Anglesey, what are the chances of seeing any activity if we stay overnight? Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Is there anywhere near Barmouth or Porthmadog that is good to see the plankton? Anyone seen it nearby? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Any recent sightings in South Wales please? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Weather is looking better over the next week, fingers crossed we get some sightings 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Blown away by the bioluminescence at port eynon tonight. Tried desperately to capture it on the phone camera but it just wasnt having it!. Truly gutted i couldnt film it as it really was amazing. 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

We are heading to Anglesey for a few data early September. I don't really understand the science behind the bioluminescence, is there any chance we could see some then? Where would you recommend looking? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Hi I'm going to be in N Wales next week. Any sign of the plankton currently? - I see from other posts that good weather helps so I'm guessing that's a 'no' for the moment? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

I have seen a lot of posts saying get into the sea, but is it safe? From google it’s not clear if it’s safe to swim in or if the real issue is eating fish that have consumed the plankton. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

We’re heading to Llanelli at the end of the month for a short break with my 7 yr old. I would love her (and us) to experience this natural phenomenon though I appreciate the odds are against us. Are there any known places nearby where we might have a chance to see it and is it always in the small hours of the night that it happens? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Hi this may see a silly question but How will the forthcoming bad weather effect the bioluminescent plankton at Penmon. Will it get dispersed and be gone till next year or just bounce back after it passes ?? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Any recent sightings around Gower? I'm staying near Swansea right now and wondering if the sightings around Port Eynon are still good or if the recent rough weather has caused the plankton to disperse? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Always be careful . I slipped and broke my wrist last Saturday at penmon point. But we be back again soon just more careful ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Doing a recce at Oxwich bay this morning. I didn't see much in the way of red algae but one of these plankton eating monsters was washed up (my size 6 foot is there for comparison). I'm coming back later to see if there is any blp but just to say be very careful in the water! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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*Weekend 2 Aug Live Thread*Last sightings North - Penmon Point, last night, South - Port Eynon, 27th July ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Witnessing the bio-luminescence has been one of the favs on my bucket list. And I just happened to post a gorgeous photo of a beach in Australia and mentioned my bucket list yesterday. Turns out, one of my good friends, whose from Cardiff, knew I am planning a trip to London and then to S. Wales this time next year; so she commented under it about visiting The Gower. I think I had the entire area researched with some awesome stops marked and added to my itinerary in under a parsec hahaha. The bonus was discovering your awesome group. While I'm not one to advocate for worsening climate change, I wont complain too much if next summer is much like this year's heat for your side of the pond, so that my chances are good of witnessing the glowing night sea. <3Thank you for letting me join. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

any arrived at Aberavon or Sutherdown guys? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Lots of sparkle at Penmon last night at about 2am. Couldn’t resist a swim.....stunning! Followed by a trickle of shooting starts, basically glitter of one kind or another everywhere! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Hi everybody I wanted to post on Saturday but was camping and had no phone. We saw bioluminescent plankton in oxwich at 11pm onwards. We saw sparkles in the waves then knee deep we were surrounded by it! Later in the night the waves were glowing and we were swimming in it! when we got our you could only see a few sparkles from the shore we got neck deep and it was insane. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Hey all! We are visiting family in Burry Port (south). Is there anywhere we could head to nearby please? Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Porthsele last night ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Hi all, we're heading to Pembrokeshire from leicestershire to visit my grandparents soon; I was wondering if there's ever been any sighting along the Pembrokeshire coast? I've seen a lot of posts from North Wales so far, but that would be quite a trek from where we're staying 😄 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Hiyaa guys, we went to port eynon last night (03/08,0 there was a few bright sparkles on the waves, its was very sparse tho and unpredictable, it was kinda like looking for shooting stars at times you'd catch it out the corner of your eye, other times you could track it all the way to shore. Glad i saw it tho. heads up regarding parking, the car parks close at 9sih, we moved our van to make sure we didnt get locked in but didnt see anyone come to lock up and theres signs everywhere saying youl get a fine for parking on the road, same at horton. We just ended up risking it, in some respects we were lucky as there was a little party/rave going on so im sure they would have been more concern than our van lol ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Hi all, it was third time lucky for us at Penmon Point for us last night. We had an amazing time in the water and my daughter had an experience she will never forget. We did a lot of sitting around over the course of three nights and learnt a lot about how to actually see this. I wonder if i may share some suggestions?1) adjust your expectations. The chances of it looking like the wonderful pictures on these pages is slim. I think these pictures as beautiful as they are gives us all an unrealistic expectation of what you see. What we saw was more like flames on a Christmas pudding - white, only visible closer up and rolling forwards on the tops of some of the waves. It is fleeting, and not constantly visible.2) be active. If you just sit on the bank metres away from the shore break you will see nothing. My husband found it when he was walking along the beach and the sparkles caught his eye. He started throwing in stones and realised what that there was a patch. This phenomena is reactive it responds to disturbance. 3) get in the water. This is something to experience up close and personal. You need to be close to see it on the tops of waves or from stone splashes and when you paddle in it gets even better - like fairy dust from your every movement, sparkles shooting everywhere. Seeing someone swimming in it is hilarious cos their hands and feet light up with thousands of pinpricks of light. Get wet. You wont regret it.4) TURN OFF YOUR TORCHES - use them fleetingly and only in emergencies. Your eyes will adjust quickly and you will see far more. Besides there is plenty of ambient light to see by, you dont really need them to walk from the carpark to a spot on the beach. Last night there were a ridiculous amount of torches being used at Penmon to the point where it was affecting the overall light levels on the beach. The best views we had were into the dark, with our backs to most of the light sources and once our eyes had adjusted. That might be why we had our best views at the far end of the beach where there were fewer people. I had had my kindle on earlier and to be honest that wasnt helping me see anything cos it's still quite bright. And to be clear - if you shine your torch into the water you will see nothing even if it's teeming with plankton. I hope that helps. And a big thankyou to everyone in this group. Without you guys we wouldn't have even known this was happening on our doorstep let alone had such an amazing experience!Niki ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Spectacular bioluminescent plankton at Penmon on Thursday night. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Plankton at Aberavon beach according to Rhys Martin. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

Good evening. Anybody at Port Eynon looking tonight? ... See MoreSee Less
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