Hundreds of dead squid wash ashore in California

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posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 04:49 PM
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Theories abound, but no answers... and conflicting reports. Some are stating that the beaches are washing up dead squid, while others state that the animals are beaching themselves and are live as they wash ashore. Everything from confused migration patterns, toxic waters, global warming, etc. is being mentioned in the stories, but it's all speculation at this point.

It may also have something to do with either recent seismic events in the Pacific, or a precursor to an upcoming event closer to the US West Coast (but these are just my own, uninformed guesses.)




posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 04:57 PM
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Free squid !!! (yum)



posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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Very weird and interesting, OP. The squid that are washing up are Humboldt squid. They scare the beejeezus out of me because they've been known to attack humans and have a razor sharp beak lurking in there behind the tentacles. It's sad to see this happening to any species, though.

I was on Muir Beach yesterday in Marin county and didn't see anything like that. I did, however, notice a lot of vegetation that had washed up, like those long, tubular things.



posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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Excellent post - just the sort of thing I like to find on ATS.

These mass animal die offs are certainly one of the mysteries of the modern age. Birds, sea creatures, and lots of other types of migratory animals affected.

HAARP, magnetic field changes, or something new?



posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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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!



posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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probably all that god damn oil in the water, its not good for their brains



posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 05:37 PM
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I always wonder about these things because it seems to be a mass amount of the same species of animal that dies. With all of the creatures swimming in the ocean, why only the humboldt squid?



posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 05:51 PM
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Jumbo Squid Mass "Suicide" Stumps California Scientists. That is a story from 2005. The article also mentions squid "suicides" in 2002.


"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.



posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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Good observation. Think the squid like to hide among those things? Or could they be part of the squid's diet?



posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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Wow, and here I'm thinking "that's a buttload of dried squid for movie night". I lived in one of the Asian countries when I was a child (business-related for my father) I remember going to the movie theaters and instead of smelling popcorn, smelling alllll the dried squid. Yick. However, it tasted fabulous for something that smelled so terrible. Kind of like that Limburger cheese, which I've also had the simultaneous pleasure & displeasure of trying once. Both stank to high holy hell, but tasted great.


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.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 12:59 AM
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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.


Found something. Big squid catch before Japan quake in 2011 and a squid standing before a EQ in LaJolla CA
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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.


Also remember that Santa Cruz was effected by the Japan Tsunami in 2011. Source



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 01:07 AM
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Japanese Radiation....

I rek'n there's a hell of a lot of animals in the ocean that are changing their normal patterns because of the radioactive waste japan has spilled into the sea,

Sure, it might not have spread all the way to the US, but dogs and other animals for example will react strangely to events occuring 100's of km's away. (storms and sonar and such)

I got a feeling some animals can detect the radiation and try to flee in the other direction out of instinct.

maybe why the West Australian Coast has had a massive increase in shark attacks in the last couple of years.




posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by littled16
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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!



Oh you have to try them dipped in salsa after being coated in cornmeal and taken for a swim in the deep-frier!

I'm on the east coast, or I'd give you the ETA for me and my salsa.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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I'd love to give it a try! Will pick you up when you land. However you must agree to try some of my Texas salsa as well!



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 02:22 PM
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Let the salsasquid fun begin! I have a salsa recipe too!

If you post yours in that thread U2U me - I'd love to try it!



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posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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Thanks to you all, my general concern has now been matched by my massive craving for calamari.



posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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I'll put my chips on the Gov either being behind this, or knowing something about it and are simply not releasing the info (yet).

There was a previous Die off thread that touched on how the Gov kills off hundreds, even thousands of animals at a time. Can't remember the specifics, but anytime I see these types of stories pop up...that's the first place I point my fingers. SHADY practices.



posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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Probably all just pure coincidence and making connections where there are none, but a big quake off of the CA/MX coast today.

hosted.ap.org...



posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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I believe it may be tied into the underwater volcano recently discovered off of Baja. happycat39 did a thread on it this morning;
Weird Underwater Volcano Discovered Near Baja

Animals and sea creatures are more sensitive to their surroundings than we humans. Perhaps they were trying to escape the substances coming from the volcano.





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