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[captive] Eye-flash squid (Abralia veranyi) the squid bears about 550 light-producing organs called photophores. The bioluminescence produced provides counter-illumination, which helps to reduce the squid's outline. It is a midwater squid doing a daily vertical migration from deep waters (day) to near the surface (night). Atlantic Ocean, close to Cape Verde | Atlantischer Ozean, nahe Kap Verde

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[captive] Eye-flash squid (Abralia veranyi) the squid bears about 550 light-producing organs called photophores. The bioluminescence produced provides counter-illumination, which helps to reduce the squid's outline. It is a midwater squid doing a daily vertical migration from deep waters (day) to near the surface (night). Atlantic Ocean, close to Cape Verde | Atlantischer Ozean, nahe Kap Verde