posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:49 PM
This is as real as it gets, however certainly not unique.
There is an island off Puerto Rico named Vieques, in which I have visited at least 4 times. There is a biolumincent lake there as well, in brackish
water, in a lagoon that has open access to the ocean at high tide. It is surrounded by mangrove trees, and is certainly an ecosystem unto itself.
There is a symbiotic relationship between the temperature, the fresh water, the salt water, the mangrove roots in the water and the incredible
bioluminecent one-celled bioflagilates in the water whose species can live only there.
You jump in the water, and it's fireworks. As you paddle a boat, the water lights up when disturbed, and fish that live there leave trails of light
like comets as they swim.
When I was there, I filled a coke bottle from the lagoon, and you could shake it most of the night and it would light up.
However, it never survived the trip back to the states. When I got home, it was just a coke bottle full of dull salty water.
Incredible, and this here is really amazing because it is certainly the same effect, but different in it's ability to glow like this.
Let's hear from some biologists on how unique an environmint this is, and where else in the world are there such pools of water where these
Great post, * and F for you!