Seashore In Maldives Seems Like an Ocean of Blue Stars

style=”text-align: justify;”>Whereas vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho got here throughout a very mystical sight – a protracted stretch of a seaside coated by billions of luminous blue dots. The seemingly magical imagery is definitely something however – it’s brought on by bioluminescent phytoplankton (Lingulodinium polyedrum).

style=”text-align: justify;”>These tiny organisms glow like fireflies every time they’re burdened or in any other case agitated by floor rigidity and acidity.  They produce bioluminescence solely in heat coastal waters. They’ve been seen on the seashores of Australia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Vietnam, Belgium, and Florida, California and New Jersey within the U.S.

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