Friday, April 8, 2016

Shimmering Shores of Vaadhoo, Maldives.

Today I'm going to talk about the Shimmering Shores of Vaadhoo, Maldives. Pinpricks of light on the shore seem to mirror stars. Glowing Blue Waves, the biological light, or bioluminescence (the biochemical emission of light by living organisms such as fireflies and deep-sea fishes), in the waves is the product of marine microbes called phytoplankton. Some might think it would be the perfect spot for a nice date in the beach but others might get distracted of the amazing features the these plankton produce. Although a rare sight on a shoreline, the phenomenon is more commonly seen at sea in the wake of ships the stir up the oxygen in the sea, which causes the bioluminescent bacteria to glow.