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Hundreds Of Squid Wash Ashore Along Santa Cruz County Beaches (Video)

Hundreds Of Squid Wash Ashore Along Santa Cruz County Beaches (Video)

(CBS) BAY AREA
December 11, 2012 12:14 AM

APTOS (CBS 5) — Scientists are investigating why at least several hundred dead squid suddenly washed ashore along the Santa Cruz County coast Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses said the Humboldt squid stranded themselves during high tide Sunday. Carcasses were found along a 12 mile stretch from Aptos to Watsonville.

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Like lemmings

in reverse. Gotta be a cartoon in that -- lemmings jumping in the water, squid jumping out.

Reminds me of a bumper sticker, more appropriate now than ever:

GO LEMMINGS GO!

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

deacon's picture

oh my!!!

i wonder if they drowned?
deacon

setting your expectations to high,can cause depressiuon

emalvini's picture

Squid Drowning? ....And All This Time I Though Sqid Could Swim

That's like saying that the polar bear are an endangered species because they cannot swim, meaning that Polar Bears never could swim or all of a sudden forgot to swim or unlearned something that comes natural to them...SWIMMING!

How many people have ever watched a polar Bear swim? They are excellent swimmers. .....AND BY THE WAY, THE POLAR BEAR POPULATION IS INCREASING..

More B.S. from the environmentalist wacos! They are either completely ignorant or just being political, as in politically correct...

deacon's picture

lol

just an attempt at humor
i know what you mean about the polar bears and such
there is a commercial on tv about how many wild cats
are left(i don't remember which ones)
but it shows babies and their parents,so i posed this question to our kids
if them cats were all stressed out from poaching,and constantly
being hunted into extinction,do you really think they would be having kids? or do you all think they would be too tired and stressed for that?
there answer was they would be tired,and them cats didn't look
tired but were actually playing around
deacon

setting your expectations to high,can cause depressiuon

emalvini's picture

Yea, sure..Ha!

lol..

I've lived on the pacific.....

All my life.

During that time I've seen this happen with: flys, bees, lobster, star fish, man-o-war, jellies, clams, sea urchins and crab.

Some of these creatures, by the millions.

I've seen the ebb line(?) (or the area where the foam resides) THICK orange with bees and thick black with flys. So thick you could scoop up hundreds with a simple pass of your hand (not that I recommend doing that).

Why does this happen? There probably is not just one reason. And it would be VERY hard for anyone to say for sure.

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

I envy anyone who lives . . .

by/near an ocean or any large body of water--

wow; just wow--

love water--

and have never lived on it--

Now I live closer to water than ever before, and it is wonderful--

but not an ocean--

the waves; the sound of the waves--

the sand--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

emalvini's picture

Live your Dream!

Others live it for you...

I'm afraid we're 'stuck' where we are . . .

for now--

but we visit the water whenever we can--

:)

(a lot, actually)

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--