The ocean is a strange place after dark

The ocean is a strange place after dark

Moonlight triggers the world’s biggest orgy, strange creatures emerge from the depths, and waves glow blue. Some phenomena in the ocean can only be witnessed after dark.

1. Bioluminescence makes the sea shimmer

Dinoflagellates emit blue light when they’re disturbed

Dinoflagellates emit blue light when they’re disturbed, like at this bay on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives (Credit: Naturepl.com/Doug Perrine)

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