Saturday, 31 January 2015

Bioluminescent Phytoplankton in Maldives!

Hi peeps. Just searching into some new info about ocean. Yeah, phytoplankton. But this, luminescence one. You can't imagine how pretty it was the scenery and I hope I can search deep into it later (since I studied in Aquatic Science field).

The blue “fire” in the picture is bioluminescence — tiny phytoplankton, microbes washed ashore by the tides, turning their chemical energy into light energy. The process is ancient, natural and found around the world. it’s most easily observed on nice, warm beaches after dark.
“When jostled, each organism will give off a flash of blue light created by a chemical reaction within the cell,” wrote Peter Franks, a biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, on the blog Deep-Sea News. “When billions and billions of cells are jostled — say, by a breaking wave — you get a seriously spectacular flash of light.” -source

Nice right? I wish I can go there too where this phenomena occur! how nice it it~^^

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