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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Giant Squid Take Over California

So I'm up late tonight because one of my monsters slept all afternoon. Yeah - my own fault for laying down with her just before 5:00 - but we were both so tired. Anyways, I'm browsing the WWW and find that California is being invaded by squid, and not just any ole squid, either. These are the Giant Squid of fables. Remember the squid that were talked about by seamen, but rarely ever seen so nobody really believed they existed until some few years ago. Now, there are hundreds of them coming to the beach for an unexpected visit.

While this is making the news in a big way right now, it apparently is not the first time California has seen the squid invasions. I found this article -> HERE <- while I was searching for some pictures. At first it appears to be just another article like all the others detailing the woes and concerns of what the squid invasion might mean for the local ecosystem. Then, upon taking a closer look, I noticed that this particular article was published in 2007. Hmmm... Squid invasions not so new - but much more noticed this time. Either that or I was just too busy to be bothered with media events back in 2007.

At any rate, I think it's really interesting that these large squid are so readily visible now when it was not that long ago that the Giant Squid was believed to be little more than tales of horror created by the overactive imaginations of sailors.


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Wow...this was interesting!Well even i have never heard of Squids in the past but recently came across an article where I was introduced to the concept of Squid invasions.Thanks for the update on the invasion and if you come across more such news then don't forget to post it here.