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Lagoon Minute Bioluminescence

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Bioluminescence

Kayaking or canoeing after dark in the summer, you may see the Lagoon glowing.

The water grows brighter with the heat and the experience is magical.

You are likely to see dolphin and mullet outlined in phosphorescence or streaking fish creating watery fireworks as they flash by.

Take a kayak ride or boat tour and wonder at the beauty of this natural phenomenon. The glow comes from one-celled, light-emitting small creatures called dinoflagellates which are usually found in the lagoon from June to October. Call your favorite outfitter or kayak guide to find out about one of these memorable tours, which are offered in many places along the Lagoon.

Terri Wright has held the position of General Manager at WFIT since 1998.