A Maldives Beach Awash With Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

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.


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.

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Via: r/woahdude and hat tip to @JasonLankow

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