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‘Blue tears’ illuminate waters of Pingtan Island

Updated: Apr 21, 2022 Print
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“Blue tears” illuminate the waters of Pingtan Island in East China’s Fujian province. [Photos/VCG]

Check out an amazing natural phenomenon called “blue tears” that illuminated the waters of the Pingtan Island in East China’s Fujian province! A marine organism called noctiluca scientillans expelled luminous substances luciferin and luciferase into the water, resulting in this chemical reaction.

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