Fictionally, such a "milky sea" is encountered by the Nautilus in Jules Verne classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
Scientists don't have a good handle what's going on. But satellite sensors have now provided the first pictures of a milky sea and given new hope to learning more about the elusive events.
The newly released images show a vast region of the Indian Ocean, about 250km wide, glowing three nights in a row. The luminescence was also spotted from a ship in the area.
Now i don't know about you all but a 250k underwater light effect for me is very intriguing. I can't wait for more info on this one.