Sea Sparkle That Looks Like Scenes From Avata

The shores of Hong Kong glowed blue with wave upon wave of beautiful bioluminescent water in a phenomenon commonly known as Sea Sparkle

Bioluminescent Plankton Glow In Bloom On The Shores Of Hong Kong

This magical display, reminds me of planet Pandora from Avata, caused by blooms of a microscopic dinoflagellate called Noctiluca scintillans

this magical display, caused by blooms of a microscopic dinoflagellate called Noctiluca scintillans

This is not magic, it is environmental pollution

environmental pollution.

This recent bloom was caused by agricultural runoff – fertilizers and other chemicals washed from farmland into the sea by rain

Bioluminescent Plankton Glow In Bloom On The Shores Of Hong Kong (4/4)

Image credits: Kim Cheung/AP

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