Amongst the many wonders that form a part of the planet earth, there isn’t anything like the biological light.
It turns out that putting a certain type of plankton under stress results in one of the most stress relieving sights on the planet earth. Their resultant blue glow creating astral patterns on sea shores.
The organisms emit light when they are stressed, by lapping of waves, the carving action of a surf board or other things, creating the network of stars.
Wonder of Bioluminescence
The biological light, or bioluminescence / bio-luminescence, in the waves is the product of marine microbes called phytoplankton. Their lights can be seen in oceans all around the world but are a rare phenomenon near land. The wonder is also knows as the Sea of stars.
The rare phenomenon was famously used by director “Ang Lee” in his film “Life Of Pi”, using the plankton to illuminate his protagonist who was lost at sea. His film was awarded a Oscar for the best visual effects.
The Maldives tide turned electric blue.
The main photo are taking on the beach of Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives, a place where a concentrated population of bioluminescent phytoplankton exist.
The phenomenon can be seen other places in the world. Here are listed some of the known places.
Toyama Bay, Japan
Read more about the places here
Main Picture: Doug Perrine/Barcroft Media