Field of Science

No contestants!

Seems there are no contestants in my guess the eerie lights contest. So probably you are thinking something akin to the Phactors first thoughts (WTF) upon seeing these shimmering green lights upon the sea. Thought the telephoto picture might give it away that these are calamari fishermen. They hang yellow-green flourescent lights out over the water on booms to lure the squid near the surface to be scooped up in waiting nets, and their boats just drift along as they fish, making essentially no sound at all. At a distance out upon the Gulf of Thailand, the sight is quite eerie and until you know what they are, puzzling. And here's the trouble with the skeptical mind, never once did the thought of UFOs enter my thinking.


William M. Connolley said...

I didn't register a guess but I did look at the photo and guess fisherman, though not what sort.

The Phytophactor said...

Fishermen looking for their beer that fell overboard.