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Always wanted to paddle through bioluminescent waters in a clear kayak? Then you might want to head on over to Florida’s Space Coast. This phenomenon normally occurs during the summer months and turns the area’s rivers and lagoons into a glowing scene straight from a fantasy movie that travelers can actually kayak and paddleboard through. It occurs in Florida due to a chemical reaction that causes Cone Jellyfish and Dinoflagellates to light up anytime the water is disturbed. Read more for another video and additional information.
“A stroke of a paddle, or even touching the water with one’s hand, reveals waves of glowing lights, making for a fascinating natural display. The state is home to a bioluminescent bay that hosts more glowing plankton than almost anywhere else in the world, according to tour provider BK Adventure, with the phenomenon spread across various locations that come together to form the Indian River Lagoon,” reports Insider.