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Host Your Next Rave At This Glow-In-The-Dark Beach

Host Your Next Rave At This Glow-In-The-Dark Beach

For when the night’s sky filled with stars above a tropical island just isn’t enough, there’s this.


Aptly named the ‘Sea of Stars’, this optical delight found on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives seems to mirror the heavens when it lights up in spectacular fashion each night.

The “sea stars” are actually phytoplankton. The bioluminescent marine microbes emanate a bluish glow from a special cell in their membrane creating this unique illumination that kinda looks like the sea is sprinkling glitter on the sand.


This marine phenomenon can be best seen during moonless nights but be careful – the blue light is believed to be some sort of defence mechanism for these marine organisms and they sometimes omit toxins that are harmful to fish and humans.

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The phenomenon of bioluminescence has also been found elsewhere around the world with glow-in-the-dark beaches popping up in the UK, Belgium, Japan and in Indonesia.


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