Factors that influence bioluminescence were measured and observed at the Puerto Mosquito Bay in Vieques and in St. Croix. Results show that luminous pollutions influences bioiluminescence in two ways, by inhibiting the bioluminescence of the dinoflagelates and by skewing the perceived luminosity of the observed bioluminescence.
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Recently the Bioluminescent Bay in Fajardo lost its glow. Suspected of this is a contruction being done by the Puerto Rico Water and Sewage company on a site near the bay. The work has been halted and the Bay seems to be slowly recovering its bioluminescence.
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