Monday, June 26, 2006

Firefly Squid

When I first started studying biology, my main interest was with marine invertebrates. Some of my favorites were the Cephalopoda - squid, cuttlefish, and octopi - mainly because of the beautiful bioluminescent displays they sometimes give.
This beauty is Watasenia scintillans, the Firefly squid.
Yes, I'm attracted to pretty, blinking lights.
-Just a peasant
Photo from Tsuneo Nakamura