What causes algae to glow?



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    Algae grows in response to nutrient levels. An excess of algae is demonstrative of a water body out of balance. When there is an excess of nutrients from organic matter or fertilizer run off then algae tends to bloom uncontrollably.

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    Pyrocystis fusiformis alga have been known to glow when the right combination of conditions occur, including excess nutrients, ample sunlight, etc. The specific chemical reaction is the oxidation of the biological pigment named Luciferin. You can read more and follow steps to make your own homegrown algae at the link below.


    Grow Your Own Bioluminescent Algae




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