Beautiful sea sparkles


Noctiluca scintillans (photo: Maria Antónia Sampayo)

Noctiluca scintillans (above) is a bioluminescent marine dinoflagellate.


Noctiluca scintillans bioluminescence (photo: Sander van der Wel)

Noctiluca scintillans produces beautiful displays of bioluminescence round the world. Above and below, two examples of these “sea sparkles”. Lovely!


Noctiluca scintillans again (photo: Adrian Kingsley-Hughes)