Amazing Neon Lights In Sea Return Thanks To Lockdown

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash


This is the incredible moment bright-blue neon lights are seen in the rolling waves at a popular beach in Acapulco due to the absence of visitors during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The beaches at Puerto Marques in the southern Mexican tourist resort of Acapulco were illuminated with bioluminescence, the production of light emitted by marine organisms.

According to local media, the phenomenon has not been seen in Acapulco for many years due to the high number of tourists and visitors to the resort town.

However, the absence of people due to the COVID-19 lockdown has seen the return of bioluminescence.

In the footage, the rolling waves appear bright blue as they lap against the shoreline.

According to reports, the section of beach where the lights were filmed is usually filled with jet skis and other tourist attractions that prevent the phenomenon from taking place.

The Fidetur Acapulco tourist centre said that bioluminescence is produced by living organisms in the sea which generate a chemical reaction that emits light.

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Mexico has registered 9,501 cases of COVID-19 and 857 related deaths.

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