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"They appear to be mentally deranged, not physically ill. It's clearly something abnormal," he said. "They're big-brained, intelligent creatures. It's not like they're attracted to the lights of the city or anything like that." He speculates that the squid are eating something toxic and that this leads to their aberrant behavior.
Originally posted by Nyiah
I'm curious about something. Has there EVER been any mass aquatic die-offs directly linked to earthquakes or eruptions before? If this is a possible clue to one or the other, it'd be worth checking in to the history of the phenomena.
It was pointed out in the The Yomiuri Shimbun earlier this month that fishermen saw in increase of their catch of squid right before several major earthquakes, including this recent one in March 2011.
This is certainly an impressive increase in catch. As it was also when “There were amazing hauls of squid just before the 1946 Nankai Earthquake,” one veteran fisherman from southern Tokushima said. And, most recently the correlation can be noted when just before the March 11 earthquake “Squid fishermen in Tokushima Prefecture hauled in a bumper catch”.
Also, interesting was a small squid stranding right before a small earthquake in La Jolla, California in 2009.
Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by larphillips
What a complete and utter waste of what could have been a lifetime supply of calamari! The animal lover in me wants to weep, but the appetizer eater in me is balled up in the corner with a bowl of marinara sauce screaming uncontrollably!