Sea sparkle create fairy-like scenes along Dutch coast

Sea sparkle
Sea sparkle. Photo: Doricono / Wikimedia Commons

The calm summer weather in the Netherlands over the past few days, created some fairy tale-like scenes along the Dutch coast. The sea was illuminated bright fluorescent blue in some areas, due to Noctiluca scintillans, more commonly known as sea sparkle, NOS reports. 

Sea sparkle is a unicellular algae species that exhibits bioluminescence when disturbed. This happens most commonly in warm and calm summer weather. This natural phenomenon resulted in some beautiful photos taken along the Dutch coasts over the past days. 

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