Believe us or not, but Juhu beach in Mumbai is glowing all blue. The sight will look nothing less than magical or may be a seen from a movie, but it is REAL.
If you remember, this phenomena was first seen by some students at Bhavan’s College in January 2016. And it was now noticed by the Professor of Zoology and Vice-Principal at the college Parvish Pandya two days ago at Juhu.
The phenomena is called bioluminescence, even though oceans across the world contain free-floating bioluminescent microorganisms, it is definitely a special sight to see them so close to the shore.
The bioluminescent marine microbes are called phytoplankton, and the presence of phytoplankton known as dinoflagellates in the water, is the most common reason for this phenomena at the beach.
According to a report in natgeotraveller.in, Pandya said that a mechanical action occurs when the sea waves churn and it disturbs the microorganisms, which makes them release a blue light. He said that they can be spotted about half a kilometre away from the coastline at night time.
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