Aquascope Facts
Seasparkle collecting at the beach
Noctiluca scintillans at the beach
When it looks like this at the beach, it can be a rewarding expeience to visit it when it is dark. You may see seasparkle! Seasparkle can namely emit short blue flashes, that became paths of light when millions of individuals are disturbed by the movement of water. The picture also shows a lion´s mane jellyfish that is drifting into the seasparkle.

Seasparkle    Other names

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