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Fishermen set nets 1-2 kilometers from the shore where squid inhabits. When it's time to take the catch sea surface flares up with luminescent lights. Besides fishermen, excursion boats come here as well to see firefly squid (photophore on tentacles throws up bright blue light)
Photo: A firefly squid could grow up to 7 cm in lentght, © Takehito Miyatake
How to do?
2. Head to Namerikawa port, next to the HOTARUIKA Museum you'll find excursion boats point.
3. Sometimes a few squids are cast up on the shore. To see massive fluorescence you should go farther to the place where squids lay spawn. Boats set out at 3 am. Come here earlier to take a seat.
Photo: The boat takes you to the breeding area of the firefly squides, © Matthew Sileo
Where to do?
The deep bay in northern Japan is surrounded by mountain range (the water depth is more than 1000 meters right near the shore). At the bottom of the bay - sunken relict forests.16