Titanic Humboldt squid expand numbers, range - News

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#1 Apr 13, 2009

“Too small to notice”

Since: Jun 08

Kahuku , Ka'U

#2 Apr 13, 2009
Flying Squid!? Kowabunga. Don't go near the water. Missed you on friday , worrisome in these shrinking newspaper times.
What the Heaven

Honolulu, HI

#3 Apr 13, 2009
Yum Yum..
Stir fried squid, calamari, dried ika, squid luau. Yum yum yum.

Honolulu, HI

#4 Apr 13, 2009
I'm interested in any techniques they use to hunt cooperatively. Do they go after faster prey like small fish? I can't imagine needing a pack of 1200 to catch krill.
northstar 96731

Honolulu, HI

#6 Apr 13, 2009
Sooner or later a movie on this will evolve and it won't be a science fiction novel. It will be the real thing and each chapter will be accounts of the Giant Diablos. ooooohhhhhh chicken skin.

Ronan, MT

#7 Apr 13, 2009
Perhaps Susan could enlighten us on El Nino and how that fits into the world of the Humboldt squid. El Nino seems to have been pretty much lost as a climate phenomenon since global warming has seized the media zeitgeist.

Ewa Beach, HI

#8 Apr 13, 2009
Humbolt Squid are commonly known as Giant Squid. There also is a species bigger than them!

Honolulu, HI

#9 Apr 13, 2009
ghoti wrote:
I'm interested in any techniques they use to hunt cooperatively. Do they go after faster prey like small fish? I can't imagine needing a pack of 1200 to catch krill.
these squid are agressive and will attack and devour humans if given the opportunity...

Ronan, MT

#10 Apr 13, 2009
Could Susan please tell us how El Nino fits into the squid ecological panoply?

Ronan, MT

#11 Apr 13, 2009
Could Susan explain how El Nino affects the squid populations and movements?

Mililani, HI

#12 Apr 13, 2009
Why aren't fishermen catching the squid commercially and exporting it worldwide? It seems like it wouldn't take many to fill a small boat with these large squid. The more squid you catch, the more fish we have in the Pacific Ocean.

Squid tempura is great to serve to kids ... and make great pupu.

This opportunity is being wasted by the fishermen. If they can't catch Salmon, they should go after Humboldt squid.

Honolulu, HI

#13 Apr 13, 2009
Looks like we're having Calamari for dinner..!

Aiea, HI

#14 Apr 13, 2009
I don't think these squid are any good for eating unless you are an ammonia connoisseur (I think that's what these are supposed to taste/smell like). If it were any good, don't you think there'd be someone raping that resource by now?
dr ocean

Pompano Beach, FL

#15 Aug 2, 2010
In packs they do in fact hunt small animals such as krill and anchovies. However, they are fully capable of taking down larger prey, such as other squid of the same species.

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