Bioluminescence is the ability of some organisms to produce light. Bioluminescence is a chemical reaction where the interaction of substances of protein origin is required: luciferin and luciferase. These proteins originate a cold light.
The intensity of this light is very large and the luminosity is concentrated in a small area of the animal, which is why it is noticeable on dark nights.
You can see the blue green, which is the most frequent.
Noctiluca miliaris is a unicellular organism to which most of the phenomena of phosphorescence in the sea are due, that which comes out when we shake hands. It is a 100% recommended experience, if you are interested do not miss our night dive in Playa del Carmen, which we offer every night here at Phantom Divers.
There are three types of bioluminescence
The intracellular, generated by specialized cells of the own body of some species and whose light is emitted to the outside through the skin.
The extracellular is given from the reaction between luciferin and luciferase outside the body.
The symbiosis with luminescent bacteria. Which occurs in several places in the body where animals have photophores where they keep luminescent bacteria. Some species produce continuous light whose intensity can be modulated Normally the luminous organs are connected to the nervous system, which allows the animal to control the emission of light.