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The Ortoire River - Mayaro, Trinidad and Tobago

So this amazing thing is happening in Trinidad, and happens a couple times every decade.

When someone enters the river the water they have stirred glows. So, too, does the water slapping against the muddy banks. When the fresh water shrimps flit about, they leave a streak of colour. A school of fish moving upsteam is marked by a glowing trail. Step out of the river and the body glows for a few seconds. Pour a bottle of river water into the palm, and it is like pouring thousands of tiny light bulbs.

The glow coming from the Ortoire River is bioluminescence, “cold” light emitted as a result of a chemical reaction single cell organisms called dinoflagellates (pryodinium bahamene), a type of plankton that has bloomed along parts of the Ortoire, because of the favourable conditions caused by the mix of cold salt water flowing upriver during the high tide, and the warmer fresh water coming from the interior.

The luminescence of photosynthetic dinoflagellates is influenced by the intensity of the day’s sunlight. The tiny flashes of luminescence occurs as a brief (0.1 sec) blue flash, when the organism is disturbed (as when the water is stirred). Each individual gives off this brief flash, and when the dinoflagellates are abundant as in the Ortoire now, billions of individual flashes yield brilliant results. The brighter the sunlight the brighter the luminescence will be.

never-mind the second to last picture is the Maldives and not Trinidad.

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