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Bioluminescent beach – Maldives

This photographs of what are happening at this beach really are amazing and got me interested to find out what is causing this glow at the waters edge. It is almost like a projection of some sort is being cast on the water and it really is beautiful.

After looking a little more into this it would seem that this glow effect is being caused by bioluminescent phytoplankton and to establish a little more what that is I have included the following quote –

Jobson. C (2014) A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/01/bioluminescent-beach-maldives/ .Website

“These tiny organisms glow similarly to fireflies and tend to emit light when stressed, such as when waves crash or when they are otherwise agitated. While the phenomenon and its chemical mechanisms have been known for some time, biologists have only recently began to understand the reasons behind it.”

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This entry was posted on January 29, 2016 by in Final Year - Major Project and tagged .
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