Press release courtesy OSUToothed whales are known to form long-standing social groups – especially among females – and scientists have hypothesized that these bonds are created to fend off sub-dominant males interested in mating, and to watch after...
Like a scene from a B-grade horror film for beachcombers in Florence, the squids made their silent invasion of the Oregon Coast on Tuesday morning. Squid carcasses have dotted the sand at Heceta Beach, most of them 2 to 4 feet long.
They go by many names: Jumbo squid, Red Rockets, Red Devils, Diablos Rojos, Humboldt squid. They are known to be aggressive -- and delicious. And for some reason more and more of the squid are turning up further and further north along the Pacific Coast.
Hundreds of 3½ foot-long squid that apparently ventured too far north in search of food have washed up on northern Oregon beaches in a rare die-off. The squid have been reported as far south as Cannon Beach; most deaths were in the Columbia River at Astoria.
Jumbo squid that can grow up to 7 feet long and weigh more than 110 pounds are invading central California waters and preying on local anchovy, hake and other commercial fish populations, according to a new study.