Last night we went down to the beach and were quite gobsmacked by the beautiful phosphorescence which we saw in the breaking waves and spray along the Hermanus coastline. To stand in the dark and see this wonderful sight was a truly awesome experience and one we will never forget. What the sea lacks in beauty during the daytime, it makes up for at night!!
For some days now, the water has been very brown and this is probably due to high micro-plankton mortality, which, in turn, gives rise to phosphorescence when disturbed. It can be seen in the choppy waters and in the waves, as well as on the beach, if one kicks up the wet sand.