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Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
On Sept. 28, 2009, 300 squid washed up on Long Beach, in British Columbia. The reason is unknown.
That's a lot of writing to pretty much say "it depends".
Thursday, October 8, 2009
TheCaymanNetNews.com is reporting:
Three fishermen in waters off the coast of Grand Cayman came across a dead Giant Squid on September 27, 2009. The fisherman marked the spot of discovery on their GPS and contacted the Department of Environment. Scientists from the Department of Environment determined the squid to be Asperoteuthis acanthoderma. This is a very rare deep water squid and is only the fifth animal of the species to ever be documented in the Atlantic.
The article quotes Dr. Heather Judkins, a cephalopod expert at the University of South Florida:
Dr Judkins explained that discoveries might be due to fishermen now recognising the importance of reporting giant squid sightings to scientists, and that topography of the ocean floor might also play a role. She said that in the Florida Keys and the Cayman Islands “there is a geological bump of sorts where the depth of the water goes from deep to shallow rather quickly and that may be bringing the squid closer to the surface.”
A photo of the found Giant Squid:
SQUID MAP has been updated with newest finding.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Squid Report has added a map of Giant Squid sightings. A small version of the map is located on the right side of the site. A mark will be placed for each new sighting as well as a short summary of the sighting. The full map can be accessed <here>. As of right now there are only two markers (representing the two sightings since the inception of Squid Report). Be patient, the map will grow.