Algae invasion! Sea Ghosts create beautiful light show on China’s beach

Blue bioluminescence produced by red Noctiluca scintillans near Taiwan’s Matsu Islands

China’s Xiangbi’ao beach shone with a majestic sparkling glow-in-the-dark blue hue last week after a natural phenomenon called “Sea Ghosts” invaded the waters. Sea Ghost or “Sea Sparkle” is created by the growth of an algal bloom called Noctiluca scintallans, a type of single-cell animal that loves to munch on plankton.

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