The shores of Hong Kong glow blue with wave upon wave of beautiful bioluminescent water in a phenomenon commonly known as Sea Sparkle. This phenomenon was brought on by something less-than-inspiring: environmental pollution… but still looks awesome. See for yourselves.
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Like the glowing forests from the film “Avatar,” glow-in-the-dark plants are coming to your home.
This glistening beach is not part of a magical Disney or Pixar sequence – it’s actually a perfectly natural occurrence. These glistening dots of light, captured on a beach in the Maldives by Taiwanese photographer William Ho, are caused by microscopic organisms called bioluminescent phytoplankton, or Lingulodinium polyedrum for the scientifically inclined.
Red tides, which often contain harmful algal blooms (HABs), are caused by chemical reactions that occur between algae and other substances. Red by day, blue by night, this colorful ocean phenomenon is a relatively rare natural occurrence that has spawned a number of imitations in movies and literature.
Take a midnight stroll through the golden foliage-filled woods this fall and you might discover foxfire, a type of fungus that primarily grows in decaying wood. Also called fairy fire, the fungi creates light...