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Learn how fireflies synchronize

Clip | 4m 22s

North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to rare fireflies that can synchronize their flashing light patterns. Six flashes at a time, at first independently, then in unison, make up an elaborate mating dance that can only be seen for two weeks each year.

Aired: 02/06/17

Rating: NR

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