Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Bioluminescent Bay at Laguna Grande.

These Red Mangroves are found along shorelines , bays, and lagoons.  It is important to protect these mangroves because they sustain a variety of species that are threatened or endangered.

We saw microscopic dinoflagellates that lit up to a blue-green color when they felt movement in the water.  It was incredible!  Laguna Grande is the best place in the world to see them because this is where they are most abundant.  There can be up to 750,000 dinoflagellates in 1 cubic foot of water.

    We had a quick lesson on proper kayaking, then headed off into the Bay.

This was after one of the groups went on the bio-bay tour.  

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