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Hundreds of blob-like squid invade California [VIDEO]

Ross Cronkrite | Science Recorder | January 07, 2013

Hundreds of blob-like squid invade California [VIDEO]

Humboldt squid invade the California coast.

The Los Angeles Times reports that fishermen have spotted large, blob-like squid off the Dana Point coastline. The newspaper notes that this is the first record run of the squid since 2011.

The squid, known as Humboldt squid, live at depths of 660 to 2,300 feet in the eastern Pacific, according to the Smithsonian. The squid, which can reach up to six feet and weigh as much as 100 pounds, take their name from the Humboldt Current. The Smithsonian notes that schools of squid surface at night to hunt lanternfish, shrimp and mollusks. They also have been known to eat other Humboldt squid that have been captured in nets.

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