Amazing Bioluminescent Plankton Glowing On The Shores Of Hong Kong

On the night of January 22nd, the shores of Hong Kong glowed blue with wave upon wave of bioluminescent water in a phenomenon known as Sea Sparkle. However, this magical display, as beautiful as it may be is caused by blooms of a microscopic dinoflagellate called Noctiluca scintillans, was brought on by something less-than-inspiring: environmental pollution.









Image credits: Kim Cheung/AP

Amazing to look at but I bet the Chinese aren’t to pleased


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