Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A new breed of californians.

It's too bad Steinbeck is dead. If he were alive he could make a sequel to "The Grapes of Wrath," and entitle it "The Cuttle of Eternal Sorrow," or "Global Warming Sucks and Now I'm in California."

Multiple reports are turning up about thousands of "jumbo" squid washing up on the shores of California. Squid are showing up all over Orange County beaches (though sadly, they have not eaten any members of the OC or the hills yet). According to a story by David Reyes of the Los Angeles Times , Californians seem to be surprised by "the creatures with their elongated, gooey-looking tentacles and oversized heads." This may because the squid do not look like normal Californians. I recommend that the squid dye their hair blonde, get breast implants, and whiten their cuttles to fit in.

The type of squid washing up are known as jumbo squid, who probably have ego complexes when compared to giant and colossal squid. However, jumbos are still quite large--they can weigh up to 100 pounds and be as long as six feet. They are more properly known as Humboldt squid and Dosidicus gigas. The squid usually hang around further south off the coast of South America.

1 comment:

Mark Powell said...

Nice stuff! Care to join some other ocean bloggers in the Carnival of the blue?