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Large squid landed by anglers in Orange County
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/4/07 | AP

Posted on 03/04/2007 3:14:22 PM PST by NormsRevenge

They're not quite sea monsters, but anglers here are landing squid nearly 6 feet long, far larger than a typical catch.

One Newport Landing Sportfishing boat came back Saturday with a load of squid that averaged 30 pounds each, and 5 feet in length.

A 4-pound squid is typical, but the largest in the catch weighed 50 pounds and was nearly 6 feet long.

"People were getting wet and trying to avoid getting inked," said Newport Landing manager Steffanie Hillerstein.

The boat was fishing the waters just south of Laguna Beach.

Anglers, using 10-inch long lures, needed nearly 10 minutes to land each of the large squid.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: anglers; calamari; cryptozoology; giantsquid; kraken; orangecounty; squid

1 posted on 03/04/2007 3:14:25 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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School of giant squids found in local waters - OC Register

GOOD CATCH: Randy Lee of Newport Beach holds his 30-pound Humboldt squid he caught Friday night. COURTESY SADIE GREGOR


2 posted on 03/04/2007 3:15:54 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

Baaah, it'a not even a Gargantuahumongo Arciteuthis.


3 posted on 03/04/2007 3:20:27 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Global Warming is creating monsters, its the end of days unless we get it under control!
4 posted on 03/04/2007 3:22:09 PM PST by Candor7
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To: tet68

That's a humbolt - from the sea of cortez. Those things are truly evil (and have been known to kill people).


5 posted on 03/04/2007 3:22:30 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: NormsRevenge
These squidly look kinda big and tough to be good eating!Are they catching them for bait?
6 posted on 03/04/2007 3:23:37 PM PST by Candor7
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To: NormsRevenge

Been a lot of huge squid catch of the day stories lately around the world.

Makes me wonder what the squid are running from down in the depths.


7 posted on 03/04/2007 3:25:40 PM PST by Global2010 ( I am just ole Lab dog with my head stickin' out the window and my ears a flappin' in the wind.htp)
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To: xcamel
Humbolt, sure. I saw one like that down at the
Humbolt County Manifest Destiny Bureau, Dept. of Redundancy Dept.
8 posted on 03/04/2007 3:26:26 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: xcamel
You are correct according to Wiki, these things attack divers:

Recent footage of pods of these animals demonstrates a tendency to meet unfamiliar objects aggressively. Having risen to depths of 400-600 feet below the surface to feed (up from their typical 2,000 foot diving depth, beyond the range of human diving), they have attacked deep-sea cameras and rendered them inoperable. Reports of recreational scuba divers being attacked by Humboldt Squid have been confirmed. One particular diver, Scott Cassell[1], who has spent much of his career videotaping this species has developed body armor to protect against attacks.[3] Each of the squid's suckers is ringed with sharp teeth, and the beak itself can tear flesh, although it's believed they lack the jaw strength to crack heavy bone.[4]

9 posted on 03/04/2007 3:27:05 PM PST by Candor7
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To: NormsRevenge

He looks happy but I bet the wifey (if he has one) is gonna blast him for all the ink stains on his jeans.


10 posted on 03/04/2007 3:27:43 PM PST by Global2010 ( I am just ole Lab dog with my head stickin' out the window and my ears a flappin' in the wind.htp)
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To: Global2010
Check out this story. Its pretty good on this type of squid.

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/issues/Issue.03-10-2005/cover/Article.cover_story

12 posted on 03/04/2007 3:34:24 PM PST by Candor7
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To: NormsRevenge

Calimari!


13 posted on 03/04/2007 3:35:46 PM PST by LibKill (ENOUGH! Take the warning labels off everything and let Saint Darwin do his job.)
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To: Global2010

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/issues/Issue.03-10-2005/cover/Article.cover_story


14 posted on 03/04/2007 3:39:58 PM PST by Global2010 ( I am just ole Lab dog with my head stickin' out the window and my ears a flappin' in the wind.htp)
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To: Candor7
Global Warming is creating monsters, its the end of days
unless we get it under control


15 posted on 03/04/2007 3:54:47 PM PST by mikrofon (Too Late!)
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To: Candor7

Son attends OSU Marine Sci Seminars at the Coast here and the cold water theory is a good one.

The humpbacks have been hanging out in Depoe bay way over their usual migration stop over time due to cooler water and the huge amounts of food for them in conjunction. Even coming into the small/tiny bay to gorge on the bountiful food supply.
With the big snow pack this year gonna be interesting on the fresh water pushing out to sea and how that effects everything.

With the big come back of the Albacore in the PNW I bet the squid coming up from the depths for bigger trophic food are enjoying tuna.

Our crab is small this year BUT the meat is huge. Them babies are packed.


Thanks for the link.

Octopus and squid studies are the sons fave, got to old/mature for bikini clad pics in his bathroom so now the walls are filling up with octopus and squid pics.

I agree with the one fellow I usually stand on the fence when it comes to the Marine Scientist and the fishermen.

Be nice for the two to work closer together. They say they are working on it but I have heard fishermen say the Marine Scientist get a little to arrogantly pushy when they are guests on a vessel.
Opinions vary.
16 posted on 03/04/2007 4:18:32 PM PST by Global2010 ( I am just ole Lab dog with my head stickin' out the window and my ears a flappin' in the wind.htp)
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To: Candor7

I saw that show ,... I think it was the Discovery Channel...


17 posted on 03/04/2007 4:23:03 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: pcottraux

Not quite pingworthy?


18 posted on 03/07/2007 10:10:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Thursday, February 19, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Angelas; presidio9; Idisarthur; Hegemony Cricket; A knight without armor; new cruelty; SunkenCiv; ..
Not quite pingworthy?

Large squid, giant squid, colossol squid...who's counting?


19 posted on 03/07/2007 10:42:27 AM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: NormsRevenge

I don't think 30lbs is particularly large for a humbolt.


20 posted on 03/07/2007 10:43:38 AM PST by presidio9 (There is something wonderful about a country that produces a brave and humble man like Wesley Autrey)
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To: pcottraux
I don't think large, gigantic, or even colossal squid should count as "cryptoids" anymore, do you? I mean, they've been scientifically discovered and no one is disputing their existence.

Let's have more bigfoots (bigfeet?/sasquatches), werewolves, giant raptors, sea monsters, chubacapras, etc, etc...
21 posted on 03/07/2007 11:20:20 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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