Testing results have come in from the atypically turquoise water in the Sooke Basin.
An algae bloom has turned the water a spectacular bright, tropical blue.
Capital Regional District staff took samples the Sooke Harbour and basin and did not find any toxicity to humans.
The organism most likely responsible are coccolithophores which tend to bloom in areas where there is a combination of low wind speeds, shallow water, intense sunlight and high concentrations of nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen.
Blooms are sometimes so vast and colourful that in some cases they are visible from outer space.