The most amazing bays of the world
Since ancient times, the blue light of water in the dark has caused fear and admiration for people at the same time. Hundreds of years ago, no one even suspected such a phenomenon as luminescence, therefore such a highlight was shrouded in many legends and myths. In the 18th century, the mystery of luminous water was finally revealed. It turned out that many marine life have the ability to glow in the dark.
For most of them, such lighting is quite a common mechanism, allowing them to survive in their habitat. In some microorganisms, a similar glow occurs as a result of mechanical stimulation. When a lot of such inhabitants accumulate along the coast, they form an absolutely incredible backlight of the water. We have collected 10 places where you can watch this fantastic installation, not going to any comparison with any light show.
Light Lagoon, Trelawney, Jamaica
Immediately after visiting the Bob Marley Museum and the Roma factory, you should definitely go to Trelawny district.This should be done strictly at night - when the entire beach is illuminated by luminous plankton.
Unicellular dinoflagellates live in the waters near the island. The mechanical forces of the waves cause an electric pulse in them that triggers a bioluminescent reaction, as a result of which, in the dark, water emits a bluish light.
No tourist route passes through this place. However, during a trip to China it is worth visiting here to admire after sunset the incredible night landscapes of the coast, which are illuminated by single-celled organisms.
La Pargera, Lajas, Puerto Rico
In Puerto Rico, there are as many as three bioluminescent bays. One of them is La Pargera. The best time to visit is the reproduction period of plankton, when everything around is painted in blue tones.
Mosquito Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico
This is the most popular place in Puerto Rico where people come to see the glow of plankton. The local plankton is considered the brightest. The bay is usually reached by kayak.
Laguna Grande, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
This is the third bay of Puerto Rico, which has a neon "backlight." It is located in the northeast of the country.
Lakes Jeepsland, Victoria, Australia
In addition to the picturesque landscapes, the complex of lakes, swamps and lagoons in the east of Victoria is famous for its bioluminescence. Under the influence of mechanical and chemical stimuli, Noctiluca scintillans organisms that live here in large quantities “turn on” the blue-blue backlight at night.
Carlsbad, California, USA
Neon blue waves can also be seen off the beaches of California. At a certain period, phytoplankton accumulates along the coast. When the waves move, when the wave rolls onto the shore, a glow is formed.
Sea Port Zeebrugge, Belgium
An additional illumination boasts the port of Zeebrugge. At night, plankton colors the water at the berths in blue.
East Frisian Islands, Germany
At night, the water near the shore of the East Frisian Islands is poured by a blue-green glow emitted by luminous plankton.