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Nine tons' worth of quasi-mythological calimari invade SoCal beach

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Chris SmithPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2002
11:24 AM ET (US)
"Dances With Squids"

It's the new meme.
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idodialogPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2002
07:48 AM ET (US)
a giant squid washed up in Tasmania (australia) in the last few days - giving rise to much discussion. A lead scientist has advised that (a) the biomass of squid worldwide is GREATER than the biomass of all humans! (b) we caused this as we have overfished the oceans and raised the world ocean temperature then squid numbers have increased. (raise the temp and the squid not only gets bigger, but it grows faster AND breeds earlier
What have we done?
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MothrafuggerPerson was signed in when posted
07-31-2002
07:08 PM ET (US)
What really fascinates me is that squid's human-type eye staring up sightlessly from the beach.

Slightly more seriously...surely someone out there has equipment that could detect that mega-decibel underwater comm stuff. Someone besides the Navy and the squid, that is.
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mrmPerson was signed in when posted
07-31-2002
04:44 PM ET (US)
Squid do not beach themselves as far as I know (don't ask me why I know about squid). There's more to the story than "pursuing grunion". Could be the mega-decibel underwater comm testing the navy is doing, although no porpoises or whales have turned up dead. Could be natural or man-made toxins in the water (like "red tide" bacteria or something related to oil drilling off the CA coast).

Of course! I's a terrorist attack. They're disrupting the La Jolla beach tourism. Damn those terrorists! Where's TIPS when you need it?
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CraniacPerson was signed in when posted
07-31-2002
04:06 PM ET (US)
First multiple whale beachings, now the squid. Is someone testing something nasty underwater?

Who will watch the watchmen?
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gorgarPerson was signed in when posted
07-31-2002
03:19 PM ET (US)
Where are the seals?
Isn't that cove where all of the seals hang out?
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denise@centrs.comPerson was signed in when posted
07-31-2002
01:14 PM ET (US)
that's a perfect example of why i don't swim in water i can't see through. *shudder*

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