Voracious Jumbo Squid Invade California

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Voracious Jumbo Squid Invade California
MONTEREY, Calif. (July 25) - Jumbo squid that can grow up to 7 feet long and weigh more than 110 pounds are invading central California waters and preying on local anchovy, hake and other commercial fish populations, according to a study published TuesdayAn aggressive predator, the Humboldt squid - or Dosidicus gigas - can change its eating habits to consume the food supply favored by tuna and sharks, its closest competitors, according to an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal.

"Having a new, voracious predator set up shop here in California may be yet another thing for fishermen to compete with," said the study's co-author, Stanford University researcher Louis Zeidberg. "That said, if a squid saw a human they would jet the other way."

The jumbo squid used to be found only in the Pacific Ocean's warmest stretches near the equator. In the last 16 years, it has expanded its territory throughout California waters, and squid have even been found in the icy waters off Alaska, Zeidberg said.
http://news.aol.com/story/_a/voraci...a/20070725082009990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

Looks like calamari might become the new California trend.
 

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The Humboldt is actually notoriously vicious and is known to attack humans when provoked. You DO NOT want to fuck with a huge squid. They have bird-like beaks that will wreck your whole world.
 

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all I can think of is the Kracken or that movie from the 40's where a giant squid attacks Los Angeles
 

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I saw a documentary on them. Pretty cool animals and yes, they are good eatin too
 

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I'm going to catch one of those fuckers, beat it to death with my bare hands and then eat it!

It's so nice to have something to look forward to, really.
 

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mmmmmm calamari
 
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