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19 June 2017

Deep blue sea — SA’s amazing natural wonder

A STUNNING natural phenomenon has turned sea waters off the state’s West Coast a luminous bright blue — watch the incredible video.

WATERS off the state’s West Coast have turned a stunning bright blue thanks to the natural phenomenon of marine bioluminescence.

Port Lincoln production company Missing Link Media captured vision of the rare sight at Proper Bay, a few kilometres southwest of Port Lincoln, on Sunday night.

Bioluminescent algae, sometimes known as “sea sparkle”, can grow in calm conditions and springs to light when it moves or is disturbed.

Ghostly footprints created by bioluminescent algae at Port Lincoln.

Ghostly footprints created by bioluminescent algae at Port Lincoln.Source:Supplied

A hand-slap disturbs the algae and makes it glow a luminous blue.

A hand-slap disturbs the algae and makes it glow a luminous blue.Source:Supplied

Tasmania’s northwest shores were illuminated a piercing blue on Monday night, March 13, as bioluminescent algae ushered in the stunning phenomenon along the coast. Leanne Marshall, a photographer based in Tasmania, captured the incredible images with her Fujifilm Xt10 near Rocky Cape National Park at night. Credit: Instagram/Leanne Marshall via Storyful

Originally published as Deep blue sea — SA’s amazing natural wonder

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