Nature delivers probably the most delightful sights on the planet. A dim summer night lit up by fireflies, the magnificent magnificence of a Redwood Tree Forrest, sea waves smashing on a sunny shoreline. Considerably more stunning than a sea on a sunny day, is the evening sensation of bioluminescent phytoplankton, otherwise called ocean shimmer

Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

Most Noctiluca don’t shine oblivious themselves, but instead squirt globs of the gleaming material into the water to drive off its predators or pull in a mate. These fellows won the characteristic determination lottery for coolness.

Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

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