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The Firefly Squid (Watasenia scintillans),
also called the sparkling enope squid, has special deep-blue light producing organs called photophores - by flashing the lights on and off, it can attract prey before trapping it with its tentacles. It’s also only cephalopod species which have color vision! Each year off the coast of Toyama Bay, Japan, billions of these tiny squids will gather to spawn, creating a cool lights show. Boiled firefly squids is also a common food item in Asia.
Learn More About the Firefly Squid Here

The Firefly Squid (Watasenia scintillans),

also called the sparkling enope squid, has special deep-blue light producing organs called photophores - by flashing the lights on and off, it can attract prey before trapping it with its tentacles. It’s also only cephalopod species which have color vision! Each year off the coast of Toyama Bay, Japan, billions of these tiny squids will gather to spawn, creating a cool lights show. Boiled firefly squids is also a common food item in Asia.

Learn More About the Firefly Squid Here

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    These are so fucking cool.