Rare phenomenon of bioluminescence reappeared after 60 years on the beach in Acapulco, Mexico. Check out photos: 

You may have heard of bioluminescence, a phenomenon that makes water beaches around the world shining in the dark. According Daily Mail newspaper report, in recent days, residents of Puerto Marqués, a beach in Acapulco, MexicoWe were surprised by the beauty of this light show on the sea.

According to Acapulco tourist board, the rare phenomenon has not appeared on the beaches of the Mexican city for over 60 years. The moment was photographed by residents and shared on their social media. 

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Many people ended up attributing the event to social isolation, enacted in Mexico to contain the advances of the coronavirus. However, to the Daily Mail, marine biologist Enrique Ayala Duval dismissed this idea. “Bioluminescence is an effect produced as a result of a biochemical reaction,” he explained. 

Finally, on Twitter, the Acapulco Tourism Board also explained the phenomenon. “Bioluminescence is a phenomenon that extends to all biological levels: bacteria, molluscs, crustaceans, insects, fish and jellyfish. In the case of Acapulco, the phenomenon occurred due to microalgae or luminous plankton”.

Check out photos from Bioluminescence below:

beach bioluminescence

beach bioluminescence

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