Stunning photos of Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in New Eco on Friday 23 March 2012

Imagine a spot of night swimming at your local beach, only to have the shoreline and waves glow an ethereal blue at any sign of agitation. The images here are from Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives, a place where a concentrated population of bioluminescent phytoplankton exist, much to the delight of photographers who snapped these pictures. These concentrations are a field of study all to itself – potentially harmful, always stunning.

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World’s first underwater restaurant

The Uncool Hunter Reader Find

By The Uncool Hunter in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 14 November 2009

The Ithaa restaurant belongs to the Hilton of the Maldives Islands, and it’s not cheap! With a ballast of 85 tonnes of sand, the restaurant is located five meters underwater and caters to those wanting to look through the ceiling and see the crab Sebastian perform the mythical song, Under The Sea. But remember, Sebastian […]

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