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Japanese Firefly squid.

Firefly squid wash ashore at Toyama Bay, Japan. Fished from March-June. Sightseeing boats depart from the Namerikawa fishing port around to see the nets 1 to 2 km offshore. Namerikawa is also home to the world’s only museum dedicated to the firefly squid.

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