September 7, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Bioluminescence is a form of luminescence, or "cold light" emission by living organisms. Bioluminescence is a form of chemiluminescence where light energy is released by a chemical reaction. Fireflies, anglerfish, and other creatures produce the chemicals luciferin (a pigment) and luciferase (an enzyme). The luciferin reacts with oxygen to create light. The luciferase acts as a catalyst to speed up the reaction, which is sometimes mediated by cofactors such as calcium ions or ATP.
In the warm summer months parts of Florida's intercostal waterways, including the Indian River Lagoon begin to experience this Bioluminescence wonder. Any movement in the water produces light! A swirl of your paddle or a school of bait fish darting past often put on an amazing underwater light show.
We will meet at 7:30 and be on the water by 8:00 pm. The event typically lasts around 2 -3 hrs.
A whistle, PFD, and glow sticks (one on front and one on back of your kayak) are required. Headlamps are suggested.