What is Bioluminescence?
Bioluminescence is the biochemical emission of light by living organisms, and on a kayak tour, you will different types of bioluminescence, such as dinoflagellates and comb jellies. Dinoflagellates are plankton, tiny marine organisms that sometimes cause the waters of the Indian River Lagoon and Banana River to glow when disturbed by fish, other marine life, a kayak paddle, the wake of a boat, or even small waves driven by the wind.
Why Are Some Marine Creatures Bioluminescent?
It is not entirely clear why some marine organisms such as dinoflagellates have evolved to produce bioluminescent light, as the benefits are not fully understood. However, one thing is clear, it is a beautiful sight to behold.