Bright blue waves return to Newport Beach

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - APRIL 24: People stand on the beach at night to watch the waves glow blue due to bioluminescence on April 24, 2020 in Newport Beach, California. Bioluminescence is a phenomenon caused by certain kinds of phytoplankton associated with red tide.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA - APRIL 24: People stand on the beach at night to watch the waves glow blue due to bioluminescence on April 24, 2020 in Newport Beach, California. Bioluminescence is a phenomenon caused by certain kinds of phytoplankton associated with red tide. Photo credit Michael Heiman/Getty Images

Call it being at the right place at the right time.

Photographers Patrick Coyne and Mark Girardeau captured the glowing blue waves of Newport Beach on Tuesday evening and posted the video on Instagram.

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“Last night we were treated to those amazing glowing blue waves that lit up consistently with every wave break,” Coyne wrote in the caption.