Dinner with a light show? Get a taste of firefly squid, the only edible bioluminescent species in the world. Local to the small coastal town of Toyama Bay, Japan, these glowing creatures beam a bright blue light, making it easy for fisherman to locate them in the deep waters. Kazuhito Mizuhashi has been in the business of fishing for firefly squid for the past 27 years, and he still gets a kick from watching the waters light up with very catch.
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