posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 11:58 AM
4:13 a.m. March 18, 2005
DANA POINT – Dead jumbo squid are again mysteriously washing up along Orange County's coastline, baffling scientists who are trying to find out
The Ocean Institute in Dana Point has conducted some of the research, shipping specimens to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Stanford
University for further study.
Scientists at the institute this week dissected a 5-foot-long, 15-pound female Humboldt squid that was filled with parasites and sand. More than a 100
squid have been spotted since Sunday between Dana Point and San Clemente.
Still, there are no answers.
These little puppies are the distant cousins of the GIANT squid of maritime legend that battle it out with sperm whales in the struggle for supremacy
of the deep. I think one attacked Cpt. Nemo once, too. Even one of these smaller jumbo squid could probably mess you up pretty bad if it really got
ahold of you.
See the rest of the story from above at this link.