Bioluminescence lights up Jervis Bay on Anzac Day

By Australian Geographic April 30, 2020
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When the sun goes down, this microalgae really shines.

Known as a ‘red tide’ by day, the microalgae Noctiluca scintillans, also called ‘sea sparkle’, emits a bioluminescent blue glow when disturbed at night.

It’s a phenomenon that’s become so popular to see and photograph it has its own Facebook group – Bioluminescence Australia – with about 14,000 members. These stunning images were captured on Anzac Day 2020 by photographer Jordan Robins in Jervis Bay, New South Wales.