Mesmerizing bio luminescent waves (magical blue waves) πŸ˜²πŸ˜²πŸ˜²πŸ’™πŸ’™

One of the most spectacular sights on a night dive in the ocean is to witness the blue waves in a dark night, it seems to be tiny blue stars illuminating in the sea shores. These tiny star like structures areΒ bio-luminescent phytoplankton. This bio-luminescent effect produce by these plankton is due to certain chemical reaction. WhenΒ certain types of chemicals mixed together produce energy which β€˜excites’ other particles on vibration and generate light which causes the glow. The group of chemicals involved to make plankton glow are broadly termed luciferins and the light is produced by a series of oxidation reactions set off by a catalyst called luciferase. This bio-luminescent effect is a defense mechanism for these dinoflagellates (phytoplankton) to cautioned there predators.


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