Weird Travel Wednesday: Glowing blue tide in Vaadhoo, Maldives

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Vaadhoo Island, Maldives. It looks like something from Avatar, but it’s real! The famous group of islands are known for being a heaven on Earth. But Vaadhoo Island has a lot of surprises, that are revealed at night. Like the romantic, Glowing blue tide.

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Theories.-

The biological light, or bioluminescence, in the waves is the product of marine microbes called phytoplankton—and now scientists think they know how some of these life-forms create their brilliant blue glow. The most common type of marine bioluminescence is generated by phytoplankton known as dinoflagellates. A recent study has for the first time identified a special channel in the dinoflagellate cell membrane that responds to electrical signals—offering a potential mechanism for how the algae create their unique illumination.

—Ker Than, National Geographic.

Better theory-

And then on the first day, phytoplankton said: Let there be light. And there was light.

Justin Carmack, True Nomads 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Wow Ive never seen anything like that! How beautiful! I would love to witness that in the flesh some day

    • You and me both! A post that took me a long time to finish comes out friday called 100 places to see before you die. The glowing tide is included in there.

  2. hey. this looks increadible. how do you get there? can we see this all thru the year, or are there seasons? would love to see this in person so would be great if you could share some info!

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