Jumbo Squid Invade Northern California Waters

Monterrey, California – Surveys indicate that large numbers of a jumbo squid species, Dosidicus gigas, have swarmed into the coastal waters of Northern California. Known popularly as the Humboldt squid, the animal is a ravenous and not very particular competitor with sharks and tuna for food supplies. These squid reach sizes of 2m/7ft and weigh up to 50kg/110lbs.

Governor Schwarzenegger’s office has not released comment on this issue by press date.

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Paul Kotik has been a Staff Writer and Freediving Editor for DeeperBlue.com. He lives in Florida, USA with his family.

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