Tiny bioluminesent creatures turn shoreline bright blue

Some photographers stumbled across an extraordinary sight late one night at the beach recently, capturing stunning images of the electric blue shoreline illuminated by the bioluminescence of teeny tiny creatures.



Tasmania's River Derwent lit up bright blue on Sunday night, May 17, thanks to an influx of billions of single-celled marine organisms called dinoflagellates that glow in the dark. The phenomenon, known as bioluminescence, occurred in various parts of the river around the state capital, Hobart.

More light shows were reported at Howrah Beach, Carlton River and South Arm on following nights.