Natural phenomenon

This is a snapshot of the Glowing blue water that washes up on a beach in Vaadhoo, a Raa Atoll islands in the Maldives.This phenomenon is a result of a chemical reaction  called bioluminescence, which is said to occur when  micro-organisms  in the sea water are disturbed by oxygen.

Considered  a  rare sight on a shoreline, this  phenomenon is more commonly seen at the sea in the wake of ships that stir up the oxygen content in the sea, causing  the bioluminescent bacteria to glow.

Many undersea organisms ‘glow’.This night-time glow is a side-effect of blooming red algae , having the ability to turn  beaches,scarlet and murky during the day.


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