Glowing bays – Microorganisms glow at night and give you a sense of wonderworld

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There are a few glowing bays around the world where you can find microorganisms in the water to make it glow…, but on Vieques Island, close to Puerto Rico, Caribbean, there are three. The most beautiful one seems to be Vieques beach itsself.

Have you ever seen those microorganisms glowing in the water in the dark??? Please share your experiences with us…

Puerto Rico was blessed with 3 bioluminescent bays, the brightest is Mosquito Bay here in Vieques, the second brightest is Laguna Grande in Fajardo, and the least bright is in La Parguera on the town of Lajas due to tourist exploitation and poor conversation efforts. 


Picture:bioluminescent bay via on Pinterest

Mosquito Bay is the perfect environment for these dinos. The Bay is small and shallow and the mouth of the bay is small, so the bright tiny organisms are trapped and protected in the bay, making it very, very bright.


Picture: on Pinterest


Picture: on Pinterest

Please don’t leave Isla de Vieques without taking a tour of this magnificent and magical natural wonder, it will be a memory to remember for a lifetime. In the waters of Mosquito Bay there are organisms named Pyrodinium bahamense, Dinoflagellates (dinos). These “dinos” are responsible for this amazing natural phenomenon. When the “dinos” come into contact with another organism or shaken they produce a bright burst of blue light.


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Picture: Pete Atkinson Getty Images, via Pinterest

Source: Visit the Great page about Vieques

Pictures on top: Left: Nighttime kayak excursions in bioluminescent water via on Pinterest Right on Pinterest


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