Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Boats Illuminate Bangkok from Space
To attract the phytoplankton, fishermen suspend green lights from their boats to illuminate the sea. When the squid chase after their dinner, they're drawn closer to the surface, making it easier for fishermen to net them. Squid boats often carry up to 100 of these green lamps, which generate hundreds of kilowatts of electricity--making them visible, it appears, even from space.
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered.
Posted on August 22, 2014 at 4:49 PM • 145 Comments