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‘Disconcerting’: Thousands Of Humboldt Squid Wash Out Of Sea Of Cortez Near Baja Peninsula Onto California Shore

KSBW – “SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Thousands of Humboldt red squid washed up on shores stretching from Santa Cruz to Aptos this week.

Beachgoers said the squid first began washing up in masses on Sunday and their squishy, inky bodies captured a lot of attention at Rio Del Mar State Beach, Seacliff Beach, Hidden Beach and Main Beach. Large numbers of squid continued to show up on Tuesday as they lined the shore at Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz.

Beachgoers and marine biologists alike were perplexed while trying to figure out why so many squid would suddenly wash up on shore in Santa Cruz.

‘Twenty washed up right in front of me,’ Jim Morrison said of his squid sighting at Main Beach in Santa Cruz. ‘It was like they were committing suicide.’

‘We went down to the beach to check it out and they’re just littered everywhere,’ beach-goer Andrew Carroll said. ‘It’s kind of disconcerting.’

NOAA Biologist John Field collected some of the squid in hopes of finding an answer.” Read more.

Categories: Mass Animal Deaths
  1. 12/14/2012 at 1:49 PM

    I’ve been watching this, and wondering if the quakes today, and this find by scientists have anything to do with this, I know it will be denied but it just seems like something is going on. Here’s the link. http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/scientists-find-dome-of-violent-submarine-volcano-off-the-coast-of-baja-california/


  2. ICA
    12/14/2012 at 5:20 PM

    Marine life has been known to beach themselves or wash ashore just before large quakes, so it’s possible that this could all be related.


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