Stunning ocean of blue stars on the Maldive Islands


Amazing photos captured by Taiwanese photographer Will Ho when he’s on vacation on the Maldive Is. show us a mystically natural phenomenon looks like billions of blue stars covering the beach, which is caused by bioluminescent phytoplankton (Lingulodinium polyedrum), a sort of tiny organisms that can produce bioluminescence when they are stressed or agitated by surface tension and acidity in warm coastal waters. Such sights have been found on many beaches else around the world, say, Australia, Belgium, California, Florida and New Jersey in the U.S, Indonesia, Jamaica, Vietnam and so on.

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