Another amazing sight
Incredible right? That’s the edge of a crashing tide upon one of the many beaches of the Maldive Islands. It’s simply illuminating, like the countless amazing projects being carried out by our school.
However, there is a science behind it. It’s caused by the millions of tiny little plankton/algae that have a biomechanic which allows only particles of light to pass through their bodies as a warning to other creatures, as these little microbes produce harmful toxins.
I personally find this to be extremely interesting as it is both beautiful and thought-captivating. Why is something created for a natural, biomechanical reason, also something simply so beautiful? We can see this in countless other natural wonders and creatures.
More breathtaking photos and information on this can be found here.
Posted on February 4, 2014, in Cool Stuff, Travel/Places and tagged beautiful, bioluminescence, bioluminescent, blue, blue tide, light, Maldive Islands, maldives, microbes, natural, phytoplankton, project, red, red tide, tide, waves, wonder. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.