By George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The “Blue Tears,” the mysterious blue lights spotted along Taiwan’s outlying Matsu archipelago from April to September, have become a very important tourism resource for Matsu in recent years.
The Blue Tears were spotted along all Matsu’s islets on Monday night, including the Dongyin, Nangan and Beigan islets, according to the Blue Tears Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MatsuBluetear/ ) set up by the Lienchiang County government to announce up-to-date Blue Tears situations in each islet.
There are many theories on the cause of the glowing waters, but most people believe they are caused by certain algae called dinoflagellates, which produce a glowing light when the water they are living in is disturbed by motion.
It has been reportedly named one of the 15 natural scenic wonders of the world by CNN and has continued to draw travelers from near and far to take in the breathtaking sight in recent years. [FULL STORY]