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Head to Juhu Beach in Mumbai and spot 'Blue Waves' for the first time

If You Are Planning To Visit Maldives To Witness The Famous Sparkling Blue Lights On The Beaches, Wait, Now You Needn’t Go So Far To Watch The Phenomenon.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Devika Chhibber | Updated on: 20 Jan 2016, 07:56:26 PM

New Delhi :

If you are planning to visit Maldives to witness the famous sparkling blue lights on the beaches, wait, now you needn’t go so far to watch the phenomenon.

Instead, now the attraction is available in our very own Mumbai. You don’t believe us, well, then you should look at this pic.

The phenomenon was first captured by Sayli Bhalekar who then told her friends Abir Jain and Nilesh Mane. Later, they took a walk to the beach and saw the phenomenon themselves.

“Wherever we placed our feet, the surrounding area started glowing. It was like watching an animation film,” Abir and Nilesh said. 

On being asked the local residents informed that this has been happening since Thursday.

The phenomenon is called Bioluminescence and is caused by phytoplanktons, tiny organisms about 0.55 mm in size.

When they wash up on the shore, a protein called luciferase is activated. This triggers a chemical reaction causing the blue lights. Now, Abir Jain and Nilesh Mane, who are zoology students, have taken samples of the water and plan to publish a scientific paper on the phenomenon of blue waves.

So head to Juhu beach to witness nature at its sparkling best.

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First Published : 20 Jan 2016, 07:00:00 PM