SEA OF STARS – Vadhoo Island Maldives

min_sea light maldiveMaldives is a paradise on earth. You will probably find this destination on the bucket list of sun worshippers and honeymooners of the world. It has innumerable coral islands carrying incredible beauty that are worthy of praise. One such island is the Vadhoo Island, where it’s produced a natural chemical reaction called bioluminescence, which occurs when a micro-organism in the water is disturbed by oxygen. The most common type of marine bioluminescence is generated by phytoplankton known as dinoflagellates. A recent study co-authored by Hastings 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 animals create their unique illumination. The phenomenon is more commonly seen at sea in the wake of ships that stir up the oxygen in the sea, which causes the bioluminescent bacteria to glow. http://www.tripelonia.com/headline/sea-of-stars-vadhoo-island-maldives/69

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