The curious case of the glowing beaches
- Bioluminescent algae have caused a stir along the Arabian Sea. But the sparkle could be a climate warning sign
- India has been seeing warning signs, but what is now playing out along the Konkan and Malabar coasts indicates a perfect storm of climate change-induced fallouts is at its doorstep
PANJIM : Just over a month ago, in remarkable unison, several separate communities arrayed on India’s coastline alongside the Arabian Sea reported the presence of sparkling waves—the technical term is bioluminescent—which looked like they were embedded with blue-green glitter, and they kept rolling up to the shore one after another every night. Sizable crowds assembled to admire this “magical effect" at Juhu Beach in Mumbai, Udupi and Mangalore in Karnataka, as well as the Kochi waterfront in Kerala.