July 26, 2007

Squid invasion in Monterey

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at July 26, 2007 3:26 PM

Squid are pretty awesome, but like T-Rex I start to worry when they move in next door:

A mysterious sea creature, up to 7 feet long, weighing up to 100 pounds. It hunts in packs of hundreds, flying through the water at 25 mph, changing color.

With a parrot-like beak and arms covered with thousands of sharp barbs, it attacks and tries to eat nearly anything it sees, including fish, scuba divers, even its own kind.

But it's not a creature of Hollywood. It's real. And it's reached the Monterey Bay. The Humboldt squid, also known as the giant squid or jumbo squid, traditionally has lived in warm waters off South America and Mexico, where fishermen call it "diablo rojo," or "red devil."

(Via Boing Boing)

Tags: California

Wow, I guess Lemming isn't the only one who might be killed by squid.

Posted by: Mason | July 26, 2007 4:33 PM

Look on the bright side. When the squid storm the beaches the Creationists will all be taken quite aback.

Posted by: JSpur | July 26, 2007 7:57 PM

I want to make a joke about SQUIDs and solving the problem of scaling...

Posted by: Lemming | July 27, 2007 12:50 AM
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