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A REAL Avatar Atmosphere in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is home to 3 bioluminescent bays; Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Laguna Grande in Fajardo, and La Parguera in Lajas. Bioluminescence is a natural phenomenon where living organisms, such as tiny planktonic organisms known as dinoflagellates, emit light.

Mosquito Bay

In the bioluminescent bays of Puerto Rico, millions of these dinoflagellates live in the water and emit a bright blue-green light when agitated. This creates a stunning visual effect in the water. The movement of boats, paddles, or even swimmers cause the water to light up and glow in the dark.

The bioluminescent bays of Puerto Rico are a popular tourist attraction and offer visitors a unique and magical experience. Visitors can take guided tours on boats or kayaks to see the bioluminescence up close and learn more about this fascinating natural phenomenon! It’s important to note that to protect the delicate ecosystem, visitors are required to follow strict guidelines, such as not wearing sunscreen or other lotions that can harm the dinoflagellates.

There are many different companies that offer night time kayak tours, such as Bio Bay in Laguna Grande Nature Reserve, Fajardo, Puerto Rico! So grab a plane ticket, a paddle, and come on down to Puerto Rico to have a real life Avatar experience!

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