When Squid Take Over

Photo Courtesy of LaughingSquid.com
Photo Courtesy of LaughingSquid.com

Be ready to bow down to the tentacles before you when giant squid take over.

Just a little clarification – what the media have been referring to as “giant squid” the last several months are not actually squid of the genus architeuthis, but Humboldt squid, an unusually large species of squid that can grow up to 7 feet long and weigh up to 100 pounds. A squid of formidable size, and certainly large, but maybe not giant.

Anyway, Humboldt squid are once again storming the shores of the pacific coast, and have been doing so for almost half a year now. A quick search of one of my favorite (revived?) blogs, Squid.us, confirms that this is not the first time this has happened!

The much feared squid, known as “red devils” among other nick names, are known for their carnivorous, predatory nature, which can be so vicious at times that they become cannibalistic.

One thought on “When Squid Take Over”

  1. I JUST watched a show on the Discovery Channel about this very thing you speak of! It was fascinating, though slightly terrifying. . . .

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