Toyama Bay’s Firefly Squid

Josh SaulBy Josh Saul 5 years ago
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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.

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Josh Saul

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Josh Saul is a technology consultant for large global banks. He has been involved in the aquarium hobby for 15 years and has been SCUBA diving for more than 20.

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