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Bioluminous on stj

Charlotte, North...
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Bioluminous on stj

Anyone heard of going to a beach at night for the glow in the dark plankton? A local talked about it but was unsure when and where to go

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1. Re: Bioluminous on stj

If you do a google search, you see an old thread that talks about seeing some in several places around or after a full moon. But, you will never find anything like what you see in Vieques. There is also apparently a place you can go on St. Croix - rumtherapy.com/2011/…

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Years ago went out on the Sadie Sea for a night snorkel with the original owner (i.e. Sadie). Don't know where she took us but it was somewhere around St. John/St. Thomas and I believe it was Summer. The ocean was alive with fluorescent plankton. Seems that movement in the water caused the plankton to light. We were drawing images and names in the water by the movement of our hands. It was right out of the Disney Fantasia movie.


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We were able to briefly experience the bioluminous along the north shore of Roatan a few years ago. Our villa had a long pier with a ladder. We climbed in with our snorkel gear after dark. For about 30 seconds, it was wonderful - sort of like directing an orchestra of lights under water. Then our arms and neck began stinging. Ouch! Jellyfish were wrapping around our arms. The fun was over. The lights went out. We climbed out with welts on both arms. Some baking soda and ten minutes later, there was no more pain. It was great fun while it lasted. Not sure of the jellyfish situation in the USVI but they are common near Roatan. We should have thought of that.

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Bannana, The bio bay in Vieques went dark in January. Shocking & sad.

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Vieques is returning slowly -- they are not sure of the reason for the problem earlier this year.


It is often very evident in Round Bay STJ and I have seen it very brightly in Red Hook STT on a few occasions.

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We have seen it a few times here in NC; as dftkc said, you need to "agitate" the water a little to get the plankton to give off light--we first noticed it while wading and kicking the water a bit. Once we using the outdoor showers after an evening swim and my daughter and her friend starting shrieking with delight--they were sparkling as if coated with glitter from the plankton left on their skin.

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We've seen it in Playa del Carmen several times. It was like the waves glowed.

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I hadn't heard about it on St. John but we went on a clear bottom kayak tour on what they call bio bay. It was AMAZING!! The darker the better, so you can't go when it's close to a full moon. If you're ever on St. Croix I highly recommend going to bio bay but go with the clear bottom company!!

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