Manatees and a dolphin in Bair's Cove
I decided to stay until dark. A new moon, so the bioluminescence should be good.
The wind died as nighttime approached. I went into the Indian River. Partly in an attempt to get away from the mosquitos. I was slathered with Cutter.
Bioluminescent dinoflagellates produce light using a luciferin-luciferase reaction. The luciferase found in dinoflagellates is related to the green chemical chlorophyll found in plants.
Bioluminescent dinoflagellate ecosystems are rare, mostly forming in warm-water lagoons with narrow openings to the open sea. Bioluminescent dinoflagellates gather in these lagoons or bays, and the narrow opening prevents them from escaping.....
Warm water lagoon, that's the key. As usual my favorite thing was seeing the trails created by schools of mullet.
Paddling under the bridge, a dolphin, probably the one I saw all afternoon and evening, swam along side.
I put the camera in the water, hoping to get a light trail. No such luck. I saw no other kayakers, the mob most have gone some where on the Mosquito Lagoon. 3 boats in the Canal. Nice that it is Slow Speed, Minimum Wake. For manatees.