Monday, 8 May 2017

Yesterday If You Were Lucky,

and in Japan,

by making your way to the shore of Yuigahama, a beach in Japan’s coastal city of Kamakura,

 you like Tokyo-based freelancer Jin Ishii (@jin_ishiiJK) would have witnessed this sight, 

 bioluminescent organisms emit a soft, bluish glow when disturbed, typically by waves, various stars must align for large populations – known as “blooms” – to appear, such as high concentrations of plankton, which they feed on, as well as warmer waters, and in order for the bluish colours to be visible it obviously has to occur at night, which is what happened in Japan last night,

“It’s like an aurora of the seas.” That was the impression many lucky nighttime beach-goers had last night when a large bloom of Noctiluca scintillans, commonly known as sea sparkle invaded the beaches, what a fabulous sight the spectacle must have been if you were actually there.

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