Surprise visitors cause Chennai's beaches to light up with blue glow

  • | Tuesday | 20th August, 2019

By Online DeskIf you needed one more reason to visit the beaches in Chennai, here it is - glowing waves caused by 'sea sparkles'. In the past 24 hours, Twitter has exploded with pictures of sparkling waves on ECR beaches. Visitors to Thiruvanmiyur, Elliots and Injambakkam beach witnessed bioluminescence in the water caused by the presence of the Noctiluca scintillans algae. Researchers from the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services cite global warming as the reason for its increasing presence in beaches on the west coast, a 2018 Hindu article reports. For now, experts say that further studies need to be conducted to know more about their surprise visit.

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