Comments on: Two Places of Unique Ecological Value in the World are Located in Puerto Rico http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/10/two-places/ The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:22:27 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Jill http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/10/two-places/#comment-27980 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:35:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16964#comment-27980 I recently returned from a visit to the bioluminescent bay in La Parguera. You say that swimming is prohibited — yet we were encouraged by our tour guide to jump in the water (which we did). You also mention that pollution can destroy the organisms that make the bay glow. Our boat was gasoline fueled, which surely must be polluting the bay. Seems to me the local guides are complicit in destroying a major attraction that contributes to their livelihood and the local economy.

Can you provide me with a link to the regulation that says that swimming is prohibited? I’d like to send it to my tour guide. Thank you.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/10/two-places/#comment-27979 Sun, 04 Nov 2012 00:09:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16964#comment-27979 Thank you, Raquel. You are correct. We failed to mention Laguna Grande in Fajardo. Perhaps it will be the subject of a future blog.
Lina

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By: Raquel http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/10/two-places/#comment-27978 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:22:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16964#comment-27978 Correction: In Puerto Rico, there are three locations with bioluminescence microorganisms — Puerto Mosquito Bay in the island of Vieques, La Parguera in the town of Lajas, AND Laguna Grande in the town of Fajardo.

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By: Arushi Goel http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/10/two-places/#comment-27977 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:59:06 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16964#comment-27977 Really a good information.
I have never heard of this place before.
Now I wish to visit this place as soon as possible …………..!!!!!!!

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By: Gary Binderim http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/10/two-places/#comment-27976 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:40:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=16964#comment-27976 Your story emphasizes what many have forgotten or have never known, that the earth is still a place of beauty and marvel and well worth preserving.

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