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MaudlinMutantMollusk: No squidding?
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JohnnyC: Humboldt squid are freakin' scary things.
Resident Muslim: Damn global warming.
rickythepenguin: [i3.photobucket.com image 640x480][i3.photobucket.com image 400x315]JohnnyC: Humboldt squid are freakin' scary things. few years back in San Deigo, there was an earthquake offshore, about a 2-3 on the Richter Scale. I felt it but barely. Couple of hours later, there were hundreds of Humboldts washing up onshore. This poor guy, we tried to rescue. That's me on the far left.There was a lifeguard there, and he said not to touch them, but if we wanted to try to get him back in the water, we could do so. we did, but he didn't do much. he just barely moved when we got him int he water.later, there were storeis where oceanographers / marine biologists theorized teh earthquake dicked up the water temperatures (or created an "inversion", i think they said), as i guess Humboldts feed in cold water. Most of them died. pretty sad.what was pretty cool was how the guy radiated colors. when we got close he started radiating these reddish / orange bands down his body.
FormlessOne: Unseasonably warm waters, massive increase in low-oxygen waters off California coast, and you get a population boom in lanternfish, one of the few fish that enjoy that environment and are not commercially fished. As a result, you get a population explosion of jumbo squid. That's not a good thing - that population explosion is chewing its way through pretty much everything else at that depth. You're seeing the precursor to a drop in fishing hauls over the next two years or so in other, more desirable fish, because the warm, low-oxygen water can't support those fish. Instead, you'll see this lovely boom in critters we don't eat, and the critters that eat them, even as California's fishing industry suffers for it.
Anastacya: JohnnyC: Humboldt squid are freakin' scary things.So true. I saw a documentary about them and it scared the shiat out of me. I am terrified of deep water anyway, so the odds of me being in the ocean where they live are slim-to-none, but watching how they stalk their prey and how vicious they are is frighteningly fascinating.
rickythepenguin: what was pretty cool was how the guy radiated colors. when we got close he started radiating these reddish / orange bands down his body.
jasnotron: But I watched that documentary "Soylent Green" and it said the oceans were dead.....What gives?