Glowing Shore and Waves - Bioluminescence

plankton bioluminescence in Maldives – January 2014

Mysterious Natural Phenomenon: Stressed Plankton Colors Ocean With Eerie Neon-Blue Glowing Light

It looks like something from the movie “Avatar”: ocean waters that light up like neon glow sticks when they splash. What could be causing such an otherworldly phenomenon?

While vacationing on the Maldives Islands,Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of bioluminescent phytoplankton
 
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The beach has literaly been alight with eerie, glowing waves.

Why is this HAPPENING?? 
Take a look at this video:

Bio luminescence Explained

plankton bioluminescence 2014

 The glowing is caused by a massive red tide, or algae bloom, of bioluminescent phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum. The microorganisms emit light in response to stress, such as when a wave crashes into the shore, a surfboard slashes through the surf, or a kayaker’s paddle splashes the water. The result is a wickedly cool glowing ocean.

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