We often see glowing animals in fantasy movies or children’s TV shows, but this magical part of nature can be seen in real life, too.

Whale watching tour agency Newport Coastal Adventure in California has shared an incredible clip that shows dolphins gliding alongside and around the boat. But right away, it’s clear that these aren’t ordinary dolphins. These ones glow a bright blue in the water. Surely the film was digitally altered, right?

This footage is completely real, and, no, the dolphins aren’t the ones creating that stunning glow. The water off of Newport Beach is among the many places where you can see bioluminescent plankton lighting up the ocean. When disturbed by say, waves or a boat or a few dolphins, the plankton glow a bright blue. In this case, they lit up the water moving around the dolphins, making them look like magic!

Check out the video below, and make sure you SHARE this post with your friends to show them the beauty of nature!

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