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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