Beachgoers amazed as glowing algae puts on stunning bright blue underwater light display

Posted by The King Slayer 2018 years ago in Nature
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Footage has emerged of glowing blue algae putting on a stunning underwater light show, leaving beachgoers amazed . The video , shot earlier this month in the port town of Qinhuangdao in north-eastern China, shows the living creatures giving off an ethereal blue glow . The effect is caused by bioluminescence - the production and emission of light by living organisms. The phenomenon is found widely in marine animals, especially in the open sea, with about three-quarters of all deep-sea animals producing some form of light. But it is much less common to find light-emitting creatures so close to the shore. Even some land-dwelling creatures, such as fireflies, are bioluminescent.

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