The bioluminescent glow of Noctiluca scintillans

The bioluminescent glow of Noctiluca scintillans
Image credit: Kin Cheung / AP
Date:3 February 2015 Tags:, , , ,

Beautiful but deadly, the single-celled Noctiluca scintillans – also knows as Sea Sparkle – become bioluminescent when they come into contact with farming pollution.

AP photographer Kin Cheung photographed this glowing group of Noctiluca scintillans on 22 January, on the shore of Hong Kong.

Image Credit: Kin Cheung / AP

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