Sea Of Stars, Vaadhoo Island -It’s an ocean of stars! Bioluminescent phytoplankton, which glows when agitated, can be found in many shores all over the world, but it seems they’re found more often in Maldives.
The Glass Beach in Fort Bragg CA is also called Mermaids Tears, Lucky Glass, Ocean Glass and Sea Gems. Today, it is filled with rounded bits of sea glass. They glisten in the sun like little marbles. Fort Bragg CA has become a popular tourist destination in California because of this beautiful and unique Glass Beach.
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 shore is absolutely breathtaking.
This striking neon blue effect is a completely natural phenomenon. The incredible image was taken by photographer Doug Perrine during a visit to Vaadhoo, one of the Raa Atoll islands in the Maldives. It captures a natural chemical reaction called bioluminescence, which occurs when a micro-organism in the water is disturbed by oxygen.