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Kayaking in Puerto Rico’s Bioluminescent Bay

By Laura, USA, February 2013

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One of Puerto Rico’s top natural wonders, bioluminescent bays, or “bio bays,” are bodies of water that contain millions of micro-organisms that emit a fluorescent glow. Bioluminescence occurs when the micro-organisms—actually a type of marine plankton known as dinoflagellates—are agitated or disturbed causing them to illuminate. When disturbed all at once, a high concentration of dinoflagellates in the water can cause the bay to appear as if it is glowing. Kayaking in Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bay is one of the best ways to experience this fascinating natural phenomenon.

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