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VIDEO: Jumbo squid invade San Diego shores, spook divers
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Posted on 07/16/2009 1:58:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Thousands of jumbo flying squid - aggressive 5-foot-long sea monsters with razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacles - have invaded the shallow waters off San Diego, spooking scuba divers and washing up dead on tourist-packed beaches.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: calamari; cryptozoology; giantsquid; kraken; marinebiology; sandiego; squid

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1 posted on 07/16/2009 1:58:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Humboldt Squid.


2 posted on 07/16/2009 2:01:34 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: JoeProBono

Aside from attacking divers they also play clarinet poorly.
3 posted on 07/16/2009 2:02:28 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world, and they are all out to get me.)
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To: JoeProBono

Are these things good to eat?


4 posted on 07/16/2009 2:04:59 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Calamari??


5 posted on 07/16/2009 2:06:03 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (We are all equal here but some of us are more equal than others.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

yes if you’re Italian..


6 posted on 07/16/2009 2:06:28 PM PDT by rahbert ("...but Rush....but Rush...")
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To: Brad from Tennessee
"Are these things good to eat?"

If you're a sperm whale, they're delicious.

7 posted on 07/16/2009 2:06:36 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: rahbert

Asian people at my neighborhood Italian Feast asked me what Calamari meant. I told it was fried squid. They came back four times for more. Only three more weeks until Saint Rocco’s Feast is held again. WHAT SUMMER?!


8 posted on 07/16/2009 2:09:22 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: GonzoGOP

9 posted on 07/16/2009 2:12:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: massgopguy

last time I ate the stuff I was sick for a week.
I think it needs to be handled carefully before cooking.


10 posted on 07/16/2009 2:13:48 PM PDT by rahbert ("...but Rush....but Rush...")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

11 posted on 07/16/2009 2:13:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

They look like they are wearing mommy squid pants.


12 posted on 07/16/2009 2:16:43 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: JoeProBono

The biomass of squids in the world oceans greatly exceeds the biomass of all humans on the earth.

We have fresh yellow fin from the Hudson Canyon tonight...the fisherman who shared his catch with me said in all his years off-shore fishing, he has never seen such large biomasses of squid at night. The tuna were ferociously feasting.

Global warming. Yum!


13 posted on 07/16/2009 2:17:05 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: JoeProBono

Back in the 1970’s South Florida was invaded by an alien species of large plant-eating snails from the tropics. The things damaged the landscape of Miami until someone discovered the snails could be eaten and local papers printed recipes.


14 posted on 07/16/2009 2:17:27 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: JoeProBono

I caught one right offshore by Cabo this spring, and yes, they are aggressive!


15 posted on 07/16/2009 2:24:48 PM PDT by fishergirl (My warrior, my soldier, my hero - my son. God bless our troops!)
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To: Daffynition

16 posted on 07/16/2009 2:35:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
LOL. I DON'T like "grabbers".


17 posted on 07/16/2009 2:59:10 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby (The chair is against the wall. John has a long mustache.)
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To: MarineBrat; Brad from Tennessee
YouWoo! MarineBrat ...borrowed your image over here!


18 posted on 07/16/2009 3:06:48 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: JoeProBono; Dumpster Baby
Depends on who and what is doin' the grabbin' ;)


19 posted on 07/16/2009 3:11:00 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: Daffynition
SO FAR SO GOOD


20 posted on 07/16/2009 3:35:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Daffynition

Seems to be enjoying it.


21 posted on 07/16/2009 3:39:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The local paper should report the good news that Burmese pythons are out of this world when cooked properly.


22 posted on 07/16/2009 3:43:13 PM PDT by 353FMG (Death is Life without Freedom.)
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To: JoeProBono
I have caught these squid while fishing in the Sea of Cortez down in Mexico. They are very aggressive and a pain in the rear when you don't want them eating your hook. When they get them to the boat they try to jet you with water and ink as they flash their colors. Getting inked is fun if is not you. We used them for chum and bait, and ate some of the smaller ones.

While at one camp site we had a school of them come into the bay. You could here the siphons jetting when they entered the shallower water. 100s beached themselves only to dye after squirting their last jet of water.

One spot we camped, a large fishery was based on the squid (rojo diablo). The panga fleet would run out in the middle of the night and return later with their hall of squid hours later. I believe most is sold to Asian markets. One afternoon the several women and the children from the panga camp drove up and parked right next to us, as they are prone to do. They prepared a lunch a calamar ceviche on the tailgate and served us all cups of it. It was delicious.

I have herd that if you want to eat them they should be cleaned ASAP or they can taste foul.

23 posted on 07/16/2009 3:52:13 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: JoeProBono

24 posted on 07/16/2009 3:54:19 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: mickey finn

25 posted on 07/16/2009 3:56:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

WTH? Blech!


26 posted on 07/16/2009 4:18:58 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: 353FMG

[. . .Burmese pythons are out of this world when cooked properly.]

They make jackets, boots and accessories from python skin.

http://www.thefind.com/apparel/info-natural-python-skin


27 posted on 07/16/2009 4:42:53 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I understand that they have become a plague in Florida. They might as well make good use of their meat. They can always sell it as giant ox-tail.


28 posted on 07/16/2009 5:20:41 PM PDT by 353FMG (Death is Life without Freedom.)
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To: 353FMG
I read the state has recruited a number of experts to capture pythons in Florida and euthanize them. If nobody gets killed they may start issuing licenses to people who want to trap them for commercial purposes. They grow up to 200 pounds. That's a big ox tail.
29 posted on 07/16/2009 6:23:54 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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