Seafood health warning creates glowing picture opportunity at Mindarie Marina

Sarah Louise Horn captured bioluminescence by stepping through the water at Mindarie Marina. Pictures: Sarah Louise Creative Images
Sarah Louise Horn captured bioluminescence by stepping through the water at Mindarie Marina. Pictures: Sarah Louise Creative Images

WEDNESDAY’S health warning for seafood caught at Mindarie Marina gave a Kingsley resident a glowing photo opportunity.

Sarah Louise Horn captured photos of bioluminescence in the shallows on the northern side of the marina on Wednesday night.

“I’ve been trying to find bioluminesence in WA for the last two years since I had a brief encounter around Two Rocks,” she said.

“I joined a Facebook group called Bioluminesence Aus Alerts where people post if they have spotted it but there was never any for WA.”

Mrs Horn said she did a web search after reading about the health warning at the marina on November 21.

“I found out it is one of the types that glows at night and got quite excited,” she said.

“I also saw a short video a local posted throwing something in the water and it glowing so I couldn’t get down there quick enough.

“When I got there I couldn’t believe my eyes – fish were jumping and swimming around creating bright blue splashes.

“I ran down to the beach and my foot prints started glowing.”

The hobby photographer said she has enjoyed taking pictures since high school.

“I usually do storm photography, which I find very exciting,” she said.

“Mother nature sure can put on some good shows and this was one of them.

“I grabbed my camera and set it up how I would take photos of lightning and the pictures turned out exactly how I wanted.

“I did have to wait for the moon to go behind some clouds as it was creating to much light pollution so didn’t get the full effect of the blue glow.

“I stayed down there for four hours and slowly more and more people joined after I posted to alert to the bioluminesence page.

“It was a wonderful night; I even took a bottle home which is still glowing at night.

“I hope it last for a few more days so others can see it.”