Toyama Bay’s Firefly Squid

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This is a scene from Toyama Bay in Japan, and no, it has nothing to do with the stricken Fukushima nuclear reactor.  What you see on the shore are Lightning Squid, which are local to region and live in the ocean depths offshore.  Once or twice a year, the squid come up into shallower waters to create this incredible sight.  These squid are fished for food, and the boats turn into giant floating glow sticks during the proper fishing season.  Click through for more photos.firefly squid toyama bay.635.large slideshow Toyama Bays Firefly Squidfirefly squid toyama bay.634.large slideshow Toyama Bays Firefly Squid

Josh Saul

About Josh Saul

Josh Saul is a consultant for Fortune 500 finance and banking companies. He has been involved in the aquarium hobby for 13 years and has been SCUBA diving for over 20. He spends his spare time planning dive trips, designing websites, DJing, and finding new and exciting ways to flood his apartment. He is married with two children and lives in Manhattan.
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2 Responses to Toyama Bay’s Firefly Squid

  1. Okay, seriously that looks like the precursor to the theme of Avatar. Truly truly neat!! Thanks for the find.

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