Firefly Squid Light Up the Japanese Coast

The Firefly Squid Watasenia scintillans inhabits the Western Pacific and is well known to be found in Toyama Bay, Japan. The 3-inch long creatures employ bioluminescent glands in each tentacle to attract and hunt prey. Surprisingly, this is the only species of of cephalopod that is suspected of having color vision.

Sparkling enope squid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparkling_enope_squid

Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/the-firefly-squid-beach

Pinktentacle:
http://pinktentacle.com/2006/04/tourists-bask-in-blue-glow-of-firefly-squid/

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