Last year, blue shimmering waves were spotted at Injambakkam and Eliot’s beach in Chennai due to a phenomenon called bioluminescence or sea tinkle. A similar surreal experience has also been witnessed at Betalbatim beach in Goa. For the uninitiated, this neon glow is biological and is caused by algae bloom of phytoplankton getting disturbed by waves.
#ExploreIndia Betalbatim beach in #Goa glows in the dark due to a natural phenomenon in which bioluminescent phytoplanktons in the waves emit a bluish glow when disturbed by the waves.The effect on the waters is dramatic. @TourismGoa @incredibleindia pic.twitter.com/vpWgOKehGM
— India In Medan (@indiainmedan) November 19, 2020
People were mesmerized by the hues on the waves and called it a galaxy in the ocean.
The Betalbatim beach, Goa seems to breathe a galaxy of its own down on earth with bilouminescent phytoplanktons pearled over.
Thank you @indiainmedan for sharing this illuminating illusion 🙏🏻#DekhoApnaDesh @TourismGoa https://t.co/I54skW38UQ
— Incredible!ndia (@incredibleindia) November 19, 2020
also in chennai
— ˈbīəst ˈpərs(ə)n (@ShivamS06429415) November 20, 2020
🤩 Such an amazing view!
— ᴹᵉᵍʰᵐᵃˡᵃ【Girl Clicks Assam】 (@Girl_Clicks) November 19, 2020
Beautiful! It’s a galaxy in the ocean itself!
— Vidushi Kaushik (@VidushiK2) November 19, 2020
Wow 😍 pleasant look
— Kamil Akamad (@KamilAkamad) November 19, 2020
Have you seen this beautiful phenomenon in person?