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Bioluminescence Sightings in Goa Look Magical. But They Are Really Bad for Fish, Warn Researchers

News18 | 11/12/2020 09:43 AM | Click to read full article

The emergence of noctiluca blooms, commonly referred to as bioluminescence, along Goa's beaches is a cause for worry, Sunil Kumar Singh, Director, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), said on Thursday.

"Noctiluca blooms are not good for fisheries, because they consume most of the oxygen. They do not allow zooplankton (common fish fodder) to develop, which is important for fish. Without these zooplanktons, the fish will die," Singh said.