Wonder of glowing seas


In the upcoming March/April issue, we have an inspiring and funny piece from voyager Jess Barber about the amazing displays of bioluminescence she has witnessed in ocean and coastal waters. Barber and her partner James and their newborn baby Rocket are involved in a circumnavigation that began in the U.K. in 2010 aboard their 1990 Crossbow 42 sloop Adamaster.

Barber's description of two glowing rays swimming through an anchorage is sublime.

"The light outlined their wing tips and tails and we watched them twirl and sway in and out of vision as they moved fast or slow, seeming to appear out of nowhere then evaporate only to reappear again somewhere else a moment later."

What are your favorite encounters with glowing seas?

By Ocean Navigator