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  • Michael Kohles

    WOW!!!! Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives: What may appear as a mirror image of the stars above, the bioluminescence in the water is actually due to marine microbes called phytoplankton. The effect it has on the beach shore is absolutely breathtaking. | 27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

  • ✖️K I J✖️

    Bioluminescent waves on a beach in the Maldives: Various species of phytoplankton are known to bioluminesce; when washed ashore by the tides, their chemical energy is turned into light energy. | 30 Natural Phenomena You Won’t Believe Actually Exist - - - i swear i will visit this place! I SWEAR!!!!

  • Amber Harper

    💙 Sea of Stars 💙 Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives. The biological light, or bioluminescence, in the waves is the product of marine microbes called phytoplankton.

  • Infiniti Utada

    27 Places to Add to your Bucket List - Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

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