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Firefly Squids in Toyama Bay, Japan | Amusing Planet


Firefly Squids in Toyama Bay Japan Amusing Planet

Firefly Squids in Toyama Bay Japan Amusing Planet

The lights from thousands of firefly squid can flash in unison or alternated in an endless number of animated patterns. These light shows are thought to serve several functions. They can be used to communicate with potential mates or rivals. They may also be used to disguise the squid's shape and confuse predators, allowing it to escape. On the other hand, it is believed that the squid can also use their blue lights to attract prey. By flashing the lights on and off, they can attract small fish and then pounce on them with their powerful tentacles

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I've never heard of firefly squid before. Cool.

Some day I'd like to see this ;)

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