A glowing blue natural phenomenon named “Blue Tear” lit up the shores of Changle in east China’s Fujian Province.
The amazing spectacle lasted 4 contiguous nights and started on July 30, 2016. Best days were August 1st and August 2nd.
The phenomenon produces waves filled with a beaming blue light which roll majestically into the shore. As the waves get stronger, the light spreads into a bright flash on the coastline.
Similar cases have been recorded in the waters of the Pingtai and Lianjiang counties of Fuzhou city. Water tests show that the blus show is caused by organisms called Noctiluca scintillans, commonly known as the ‘sea sparkle’.
The Noctiluca scintillans is a species of dinoflagellate that is distributed in seas all over the world. This algae is also responsible for red tides, which may pose a threat to marine life.
In this case, the Changle area is safe as the density of Noctiluca Scintillans is small.