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La Laguna Grande de Puerto Rico, excepcional por su bioluminiscencia, se ‘apaga’

EFENOTICIA23.11.2013 — 16:48h

  • En ella se puede observar cómo unos microorganismos (dinoflagelados) emiten luz e iluminan todo lo que tocan.
  • Muchos piensan que el ‘apagón’ se debe a dos bombas sanitarias que retiran aguas residuales de un cercano barrio residencial.

La Laguna Grande, una de las pocas bioluminiscentes del mundo.

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La Laguna Grande, una de las escasas y más brillantes lagunas bioluminiscentes del mundo, lleva varios días ‘apagada’, algo que los lugareños nunca habían visto antes y que pone en peligro este gran atractivo turístico de Puerto Rico.

«Llevamos dieciséis años organizando visitas a la laguna y jamás vimos que se apagara de un día para otro», declaraba esta semana Néstor Martínez, presidente de Island Kayaking Adventures, una de las nueve empresas de kayak y dos de botes que tienen licencia para ofrecer rutas guiadas en el área.

Se trata de uno de los pocos lugares del mundo donde se puede disfrutar del espectáculo de observar cómo en noches oscuras cualquier movimiento en el agua hace que unos microorganismos llamados dinoflagelados emitan luz e iluminen todo lo que tocan, incluso la mano si uno la sumerge en el agua.

Cinco bahías luminiscentes en todo el mundo

Puerto Rico tiene el privilegio de contar con tres de las cinco bahías bioluminiscentes activas catalogadas como tales a nivel mundial, y la más accesible desde la capital es la Laguna Grande, en Fajardo (noreste), que cada noche es visitada por unas sesenta personas, en su mayoría extranjeros.

«Recientemente ofrecimos nuestros tours con normalidad, pero desde el lunes 11 de noviembre la laguna se había apagado totalmente y así ha seguido hasta hoy», lamentó este empresario.

¿Por qué se ha ‘apagado’?

Como él, muchos otros conocedores del terreno están convencidos de que el «apagón» está relacionado con las obras que se llevan a cabo muy cerca para instalar dos bombas sanitarias que ayudarán a retirar aguas residuales del cercano barrio de Las Croabas.

El alcalde de Fajardo, Aníbal Meléndez, dijo esta semana que se han contratado biólogos marinos que ya estudian una situación que él tampoco recuerda haber visto jamás, y recordó que hay condiciones climáticas que pueden influir.

De hecho, cuando hay luna llena la visibilidad de este fenómeno se reduce enormemente. También varía en función de las mareas y las lluvias. «Es cierto que pueden influir esos fenómenos, pero nunca habíamos visto que se apagara de esta forma», afirmó Martínez, tras explicar que en noches de luna llena las compañías turísticas usan unas lonas que hacen de capota para que quienes viajan en kayak y botes puedan cubrirse y ver mejor la bioluminiscencia.

«Con las lonas siempre funciona y ahora no, lo que quiere decir que no tiene nada que ver con eso», sentenció Martínez, quien se ha unido a otros afectados para reclamar que se detengan las obras de la Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AAA) de Puerto Rico.

Cientos de trabajadores afectados

«Deberían parar al menos hasta que se sepa qué efecto están teniendo esas obras, pero los trabajadores siguen aquí», denunció.

Este fenómeno natural da trabajo a unos 40 guías y otros empleados de las compañías que ofrecen paseos por la laguna, así como a chóferes, camareros de restaurantes cercanos y artesanos que venden recuerdos en las inmediaciones.

Según el Comité Pro Defensa del Barrio Las Croabas (el núcleo de población más cercano), unos 700 puestos de trabajo están vinculados a este atractivo turístico, lo que ha llevado a esta organización, entre otras, a interponer denuncias ante diversas instancias locales y estadounidenses para reclamar que se paralicen las obras y se investigue lo ocurrido.

La secretaria del Departamento de Recursos Naturales, Carmen Guerrero, descartó inicialmente que las obras tengan algo que ver con lo ocurrido, y defendió su importancia para evitar que el agua sanitaria de Las Croabas se vierta en la laguna, al tiempo que asegura que cuentan con el aval de las correspondientes agencias de protección ambiental.

«El proyecto eliminará las continuas descargas que tienen los pozos sépticos y que van a parar a la bahía bioluminiscente y al mar. Eliminará también los hedores producto de esas descargas porque la estación contempla un sistema de control de olores», explicó igualmente el presidente de la AAA, Alberto Lázaro, en un comunicado.

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The island of Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria, Grand Canary, 1560 sq. km) is the third largest in the archipelago. It is a rounded island with a diameter of approximately 50 km, topped by the volcanic cone Pico de las Nieves (1949 m). Gran Canaria is often referred to as a «small continent» due to the huge variety of climates, landscapes and natural areas concentrated in such a small area. The variety of local landscapes also contribute a lot to this, so the island is under protection and has the status of a UNESCO biosphere reserve, and some of its parts are closed to the public (there are 32 protected areas in total). The central mountain range, running from northwest to southeast, provides a difference in weather conditions between parts of the island — the dry and sunny south differs markedly from the slightly cooler, but noticeably wetter northern coast in its natural and climatic conditions.

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The capital of the island — Las Palmas (full name — Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) lies on the north coast and is considered the center of nightlife.

The town of Teror is a must-see for its beautiful local beaches, water park and excellent snorkeling conditions. Lying to the east of the island, Aguimes is famous for its carefully restored historic center and the many Guanche caves that can be found around the city, especially in the Guayadeque Gorge area (even a church and restaurants are built into the slope here). The Pozo Iskerd windsurfing center and the best dive sites of the island are located in the same area, and part of the El Cabron coast in the area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe town Arinaga protected as a marine reserve. In the town of Arucas there is a magnificent neo-Gothic temple, around Galdara many ancient settlements have been discovered (including the mysterious Cueva Portada cave and located near the city of Cueva Pintada, which has the status of a national park) and graves, and the fishing town Archinechin , lying in the western part of the south coast, is famous for its market — the largest on the island, as well as a first-class beach and a large Norwegian commune, which built its churches, a school and a hospital here. In the old capital of the Guanches Telde you can see the Cuarto Puertas cave complex.

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