Published on 23 Mar 2022

Singapore waters light up with blue wonder – algal blooms

The Straits Times, page B1 -

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The waters around Singapore have been “on fire” in recent days, with blue streaks of light resembling the base of a candle’s flame spotted in open waters offshore and in waves crashing on beaches in Pasir Ris and Changi. These sparks were emitted by a group of marine microorganisms called dinoflagellates. Mr Eric Teo, a first-year student at NTU’s WKWSCI was at Pasir Ris Park on Sunday morning filming a movie when he made the serendipitous discovery of the glittery algal bloom.