Bioluminescence

What is Bioluminescence in Costa Rica?

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Bioluminescence by Mind Map: Bioluminescence

1. Luciferin and luciferase are the two molecules that are responsible for causing the flashes of light, once they react with oxygen it creates the sparkle throughout the water that we see.

2. It is a defense mechanism within dinoflagellates, the marine plankton floating near the surface of the waters.

3. It is a chemical reaction in the cells of the living organisms within the water creating what is known as a living light.

4. Bioluminescence tours could possibly be one of the best things to do in Costa Rica in the evenings.

5. The waters of the Paquera Bay and Gulf of Nicoya are one of the top spots to see the enchanted sparkle of bioluminescence with their perfect conditions and amazing intensity.