WATCH: Visit Florida Features Florida’s Space Coast for Bioluminescent Kayaking

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ABOVE VIDEO: Florida’s Space Coast offers ideal conditions for bioluminescent kayaking, a peculiar natural phenomenon in which tiny, marine organisms called dinoflagelletes glow, generating cold white light through an internal chemical reaction like a firefly.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida’s Space Coast offers ideal conditions for bioluminescent kayaking, a peculiar natural phenomenon in which tiny, marine organisms called dinoflagelletes glow, generating cold white light through an internal chemical reaction like a firefly.

The organisms are too small to see, but with some 200,000 to 300,000 in a single liter of water they can cause the water to glow the color of a fluorescent blue-green glow stick.

Any movement excites the organisms and causes them to alight, from a swimming fish to swaying sea grass to the movement of your hand through the water.

Imagine kayaking through a fairyland of glowing blue-green water where fish, dolphins and manatees are illuminated beneath a starry sky.

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