And suddenly the sea in Tasmania became electric blue

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The light is created by a chemical reaction called ‘bioluminescence, which happens when a naturally-occuring micro-organism in the water is disturbed. Via Chatwin Photography Facebook

And suddenly, the sea along the north-west coast of the Australian island of Tasmania became electric blue at night.

This phenomenon, also known as bioluminescence, is caused by billions of single-cell algae or plankton called Noctiluca scintillans… [more images]


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