Amateur astronomer catches ‘bioluminescence party’ at Jervis Bay – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sea sparkles are buoyant, single-celled algae or plant plankton which can produce light when they are disturbed.

They are mostly restricted to coastal waters, particularly in the vicinity of river mouths, and can appear at during any time of the year.


A childish excitement takes over the popular NSW holiday spot as the bright natural phenomenon bioluminescence provides a light show on the foreshore.

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