What on Earth is This?

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, May 19, 2018
Fishing in Green, Living in Yellow
Taken back in December from the International Space Station we see the of Bangkok illuminated by city lights.

But what are the green lights? 

The adjacent waters of the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand are illuminated by hundreds of green lights on fishing boats. 

Fishermen use the lights to attract plankton and fish, the preferred diet of commercially important squid. 

As the bait swims to the surface, the squid follow to feed and get caught by fishermen. The same fishing practices are used off the Atlantic coast of South America.



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