It may take you by surprise, but some of the coolest stuff on this earth actually occurs naturally, even though it seems totally fake. Take this beach, for example. All of the glowing stars scattered along the sand aren’t the result of some clever Photoshop skills. They’re completely real and this isn’t the first time it has happened on this beach in the Maldives. Mother Nature can be so awesome.
This incredible display of glowing blue waves on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives is the result of phytoplankton.
The phytoplankton give off bioluminescence, or biological light.
“Dinoflagellates” are a common kind of phytoplankton, and their give off a bright blue glow because their cell membrane responds to electrical signals…
Regardless of the reason or the cause, these glowing waves are amazing.
I would pay almost anything to see these heavenly blue waves in person. They seem too beautiful to really exist. I didn’t think I’d ever say this, but phytoplankton are so cool.
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