Sea of stars, Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
Vaadhoo Island is one of the popular group of islands which are considered as the heaven on Earth. This island has lots of surprises,specialties which are revealed at night time. The splendid water in the sea just looks like a reflection in the mirror reflecting the stars sparkling from above the sky.
The Vaadhoo Island is located on the equator to the south west of Sri Lanka in Indian Ocean of Maldives which is a unique place for an unforgettable experience which is inhabited in the Raa Atoll Island. This contains of many number of islets which spreads over 900,000 square kilometers and they are decorated with white sand and surrounded by warm waters with rich marine life. This island has a beach which is famous through out the world for its glow in the dark. This is an spectacular scenery to watch which may never disappoint the visitors in Maldives. These beaches are the main reason that this country has been considered as one of the hottest tourist destination in the world.
The glowing in the dark is generally an natural phenomena which is very rare. The water in the beach looks like a mirror for the stars and sky where it glows in blue from bio luminescence. The bacteria in the sea gives a beautiful visual effect that mirrors the sky with stars at night.
This natural and wonderful phenomena is due to a species of plankton names dinoflagellates which emits the blue light because their cell membranes which has the ability of responding to the electric signals and glow which offers a good mechanism for how the algae can create their unique illumination. The light created by planktons are concentrated in the beach edges and they are big enough to view from distant.
Practically,due to the bio luminescence,the night is never seen in the beach of Vaadhoo Islands. It is a joy that such a natural wonder exists on earth which is commonly seen at sea,and from the ships which stir the oxygen up in the water so that the micro organism in the water is disturbed by the oxygen and this makes the bio luminescent bacteria to glow. When billions of cells are disturbed ,the wave breaks up which results it to a splendid flash of light. This view is normally just seen away from land when ships stir up the sea bed. The glow known as ‘micro flash’ is similar to that of the fireflies which are in need to attract their preys or mates.
The Sea of Stars is just such a rare sight to view from the shore. Also,some organisms under the sea also glow due to this mainly some creatures which live at depths where light from the surface has less chance to penetrate there. Every wave coming to the shore is lit up like lighting sheets. The view may look like an alien has washed up on a beach but the case is entirely different as it is a natural phenomena. When people walk across the sand near the shore of the sea,due to the pressure,the light glows in shore also which gives an amazing feeling.
Due to the glow during night time. there is also a side effect which affects in blooming of red algae also known as red tide. It turns the entire beach into red and somewhat dim during the day time. The chemical process in this beach is used as a defense mechanism to distract or confuse the predators.
This glowing effect usually occurs in the end of spring and summer and sometimes it has a milky sea effect in Arabian Sea also. Here,the bacteria caused is known as Vibrio Harveyi.
The beaches here gives the chance to enjoy the magnificient beauty of the nature and enjoy the charm. Also,we can enjoy there by involving in some adventurous activities like wind surfing,diving and snorkeling. Also,this type of phenomena is viewed in other places like Belgium, Japan,Indonesia,UK,Bali and so on. This phenomena is used in the “Life of Pi” movie by the director Ang Lee who got an Oscar Award for the best visual effects.
The beach in Maldives gives us an experience in which no other one can match its level of incredibility and specialty. A long stroll in the beach is a perfect one with partners which makes a romantic night. Most visitors are honeymoon couples as they seek specialty. Many tourists worldwide come from different parts to visit this sea. There are perfect beach resorts available for tourists to stay. It is considered as a paradise of the Earth. The visit to the Sea of Stars is never ever forgettable and it will be the best one for its beautiful natural specialty. It is a wonder created by the mother earth. The visit is really worthy for its spectacular beauty.