Seriously, can you believe that all that eerie bluish light is coming from microorganisms?
How did this happen, you ask.
One very rare day in December 2008, a bunch of Noctiluca Scintillans (a bioluminescent microorganism which also goes by the name “Sea Sparkle”) followed a higher-than-usual concentration of blue-green algae into a specific area of the Gippsland Lakes in Australia. While they were trying to feed on the blue-green algae, they felt that their own predators could be lurking around waiting to complete the food cycle. So they decided to emanate the blue light as a defense mechanism, by engaging their predator’s predator so they could be left to glow in peace.
Earth is awesome.
For more amazing, colourful natural phenomenon, check out this psychedelic morning glory pool. It’s incredible.
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