Monday, May 28, 2007


Giant Squid Return to Southern California Waters

‘They live hundreds of feet below the sea. A formidable predator that can rip its prey to pieces.

The giant Humboldt squid have returned to the waters of Southern California, and they’re bigger and more plentiful than ever.

Fishermen are thankful, but biologists are worried.

“I have nearly a thousand dives with these animals and I have been either tested or full out attacked about 80 percent of the time,” Scott Cassell said. [..]

“I have felt my life was in danger several times with the squid, but knowing that the cable and the armor I was pretty much impervious to the damage,” Cassell said.

But Cassell, like other marine experts, says something is not right.’

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