Ahhhhhh. This takes me back... Santa Monica beach, 1974, two four-way hits of acid. Except, the bio luminescence which delighted us so on that summer night was a more silvery color, and the breaking waves had shining silver horses at their crests... Faaarrrrr Out!
from: Archie Mc Phee's Geyser of Awesome
Today the Department
of Awesome Natural Wonders transports us to the Maldive
Islands. It was there that Taiwanese photographer Wei
Hung He encountered a beach covered in a magical starry carpet made of
millions of bioluminescent
“These tiny organisms glow similarly to fireflies and tend to emit light
when stressed, such as when waves crash or when they are otherwise agitated.
While the phenomenon and its chemical mechanisms have been known for some time,
biologists have only recently began to understand the reasons
Hung He’s Flickr stream for additional photos of this marvelous sight.