Friday, April 11, 2014

The glowing blue beaches of Vaadhoo Atoll, Maldives.

Vaadhoo is a coral atoll in the Maldives, a range of low-lying islands in the Indian Ocean off the southeast corner of India.

Nearly every beach in the world shows bioluminescence at night. This just happens to be a spectacular shot of a beach where light pollution is not a problem. The light is generated by phytoplankton (sea algae) known as dinoflagellates.

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