Milky Sea Phenomenon: Why It Still Remains A Mystery Until Now

Based on the article in BBC Earth, Captain Raphael Semmes wrote from his cabin on the CSS Alabama in 1864 about a surprising thing he saw in the sea.

A portion of what he wrote stated this: “from the deep blue water into a patch of water so light it startled me… The whole face of nature seemed changed, and with a little stretch of the imagination, the Alabama might have been conceived to be a phantom ship lighted up by the sickly and unearthly glare of a phantom sea… “

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