Medieval maps showcased sea monsters that were regarded as legitimate hazards of oceanic voyaging, but their existence has been long-since debunked. But one mystery of the sea has yet to be fully explained: the glowing ocean water known as the milky sea effect. This eery phenomenon can be so large and luminous, it's visible from space.
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The Milky Seas
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The bioluminescent area of the Milky Seas can be seen from space. 00:01
The bacteria they believe causes the Milky Seas is Vibrio Harveyi, and there are 40 billion trillions of them in the water. 01:26
Jules Verne used real ship's logs to describe the Milky Seas in his book "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea". 02:14
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