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Beware the Jumbo Squid!

California's attack of the jumbo squid - earth - 23 July 2007 - New Scientist Environment



Ferocious, pack-feeding jumbo squid have invaded waters off California's central coast and are devouring local fish populations. Researchers say global warming and overfishing are likely to blame.

Humboldt or jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) first appeared off Monterey, California during an El Nino event which warmed waters in 1997. Since 2002 they have taken up permanent residence.

The findings offer a striking look at how multiple human-induced environmental changes are affecting ocean ecosystems.

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