Bioluminescence Shines a Dazzling Blue in Tasmanian Water

StoryfulPublished: March 17, 20171,474 views
Published: March 17, 2017

Crowds gathered at a beach near George Town in Tasmania to witness the glow of bioluminescence at a beach, running their hands and feet through the bright blue water. In footage captured on Tuesday, March 14, the glowing water gave the stunning impression of an alien landscape against the dark backdrop of the sleepy town. According to The Australian, the phenomenon is actually created by a living organism called Noctiluca scintillans as it feeds on plankton. The illumination was also witnessed at Preservation Bay, further west along Tasmania’s north shore. According to the ABC, it is commonly called “sea sparkle.”

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