This Happens On A Tiny Island In Asia

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.

glowing blue waves

The phytoplankton give off bioluminescence, or biological light.

give off bioluminescence

“Dinoflagellates” are a common kind of phytoplankton, and their give off a bright blue glow because their cell membrane responds to electrical signals…

Dinoflagellates are common

And glows.

And glows

Regardless of the reason or the cause, these glowing waves are amazing.

these glowing waves

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. Share this glowing miracle of Mother Nature with others.

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