Glowing Oceans Lighting Up Beaches

Enjoy the beauty, observe what mother nature brings to our world's oceans. Many Marine animals in our oceans  use bioluminescence capabilities to find mates, or to attract prey for feeding. 

ioluminescent phytoplankton are show here in these beach photos. These tiny organisms glow similarly to fireflies and tend to emit light when stressed, such as when waves crash or when they are otherwise agitated. While the phenomenon and its chemical mechanisms have been known for some time, biologists have only recently began to understand the reasons behind it. 




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