Nature produces some of the most beautiful sights in the world. A dark summer night lit up by fireflies, the majestic beauty of a Redwood Tree forrest, ocean waves crashing on a sunny beach. Even more breathtaking than an ocean on a sunny day, is the night time phenomenon of bioluminescent phytoplankton, also known as sea sparkle.[see_also]
Most Noctiluca don’t glow in the dark themselves, but rather squirt globs of the glowing material into the water to scare away its predators or attract a mate. These guys won the natural selection lottery for coolness. Check out these images captured on a Maldives Beach by Redditor BrettTheHitmanCart.