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Noctiluca scintillans, a species of bioluminescent plankton, illuminated a stretch of coastline near Hong Kong yesterday in a stunning display that was captured in long exposure photos by photographer Kin Cheung. Unfortunately, as The Atlantic reports, the glowing bloom is caused by farm pollution. The plankton is also known as “Sea Sparkle.”

Noctiluca scintillans, a species of bioluminescent plankton, illuminated a stretch of coastline near Hong Kong yesterday in a stunning display that was captured in long exposure photos by photographer Kin Cheung. Unfortunately, as The Atlantic reports, the glowing bloom is caused by farm pollution. The plankton is also known as “Sea Sparkle.”

Glow jellyfish

Firefly Squids in Toyama Bay, Japan The Firefly Squid is a bioluminescent squid growing to a length of only three inches. The squid is equipped with special light-producing organs called photophores that emit a deep blue light

Bioluminescent plankton along the shore of Jervis Bay in Booderee National Park, New South Wales, Australia.  It is said that it has the whitest sand in the world.

Bioluminescent plankton along the shore of Jervis Bay in Booderee National Park, New South Wales, Australia. It is said that it has the whitest sand in the world.