Continuing today’s jumbo maritime theme, it is being reported that Californian waters have been invaded by seven foot long squid.
The Humboldt squid, which has a similar diet to sharks, is preying on commercial fishing populations such as anchovy and hake. The appearance of the voracious predator could be a disaster for already hard pressed fishermen.
The oversized cephalopod usually stays far closer to the equator. However, decimation of their traditional prey, tuna, through fishing, has forced them into colder waters.