Have you ever heard of the “blue tears” phenomenon before?

“Blue tears” is a type of algae (dinoflagellates) that absorbs light into its chlorophyll and can sometimes cause the surface of the ocean to glow a bioluminescent blue when disturbed as part of a defense mechanism to evade predators.

You can catch this beautiful magical sight at Mantanani Island, Sabah where you can marvel at the magnificent blue streaks as you stroll along the beach or cruise through a river in the darkness!

PS, The larger the collection of them, the more spectacular the light show!

Photo by National Geographic