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Mating

Males grab females with their front legs and ride to shore. The females bury in the sand and release eggs while the males release sperm.


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FWC Facts:
Pyrodinium bahamense, an HAB organism that blooms each summer in Tampa Bay and Indian River Lagoon, chemically lights up to glow in the dark. This is called bioluminescence.

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