Saturday, December 7, 2013

Bioluminescent Bay in Puerto Rico

Have you ever watch that movie Life of Pi? Do you remember this scene? How amazing isn't it? The ghostly image down below the water is just incredible! Do you think this is real? If it is real, what makes it glow? Is there a place to visit just to experience this amazing wonder? As a matter of fact, there is and the most famous place is found in Puerto Rico.

Bioluminescent Bay is located in the island of Puerto Rico and there are 3 places that have these awesome display of emerald green beauty: in Fajardo, in Vieques and in Lajas. Recently, it was reported though that Bioluminescent Bay or Bio Bay has gone nearly dark. But why?

Bio Bay is being considered as the best example of a Bioluminescent Bay and is also known as one of the National Landmark in Puerto Rico. When the water is disturb, the water glows. This is because of the microorganism called Dinoflagellates. It will generate an emerald green once the water is disturb.

The emerald green light is actually the chemical response of flagellates. When there is less light from the surrounding area, the more glowing the microorganism is.

Check out this lucky lady. who created an angel out of herself. Flagellates are harmless so; if you travel from far away just to visit Puerto Rico, you should not dare miss this place.