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.

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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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