Most bioluminescent water

Last updated: June 12, 2018 at 16:17 pm

Mosquito Bay, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico — The bay (also known as Bioluminescent Bay) has a concentration of up to 720,000 single-celled bioluminescent dinoflagellates (Pyrodimium bahamense) per gallon of water. When they are agitated at night, they produce enough light to enable a person to read a book.

Usup G, Azanza RV. (1998). Physiology and dynamics of the tropical dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense. In: Anderson DM, Cembella AD, Hallegraeff GM (eds) The physiological ecology of harmful algal blooms. NATO ASI Series, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, p 81–94.

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