[News]: Scientists See Squid Attack Squid - LiveScience.com

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Scientists See Squid Attack Squid
    [SIZE=-1]LiveScience.com, NY - 16 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]At night, Humboldt squid rise to the surface, and Mexican fishermen catch them with jigs on handlines, hauling in more than 100000 tons per year. ...[/SIZE]


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  2. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    If they are taking 100,000 tons a year in catch then this fishery is truly enormous, almost twice that in New Zealand for the smaller-bodied Nototodarus.

    I sense a few hungry whales will start turning up.
     
  3. Keith

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    yea theres a whole lotta humboldt squid. i just finished the last of 10 pounds of calimari i got for free from a friend that caught a few. i know that may not sit the best with some of you squid enthusiests. but never the less, they taste great.
     
  4. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Which large squid would feature in Atlantic catches? I was at a supermarket near Reims (France) recently, that sold pieces of mantle, approximately 4 cm thick and cut up in largish rectangles (25 by 20 cm). No one was able to tell me what species this was, and I haven't been able to check yet with on-line resources so far.
     
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    dunno. Our local whole foods has some similarly sized pieces of mantle that purport to come from Asia (Taiwan, maybe?) bit I haven't ever seen enough identifiable parts to have any idea of the species.
     
  6. esquid

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    They may have been from africa, ob. a friend of mine from s. africa used to tell me about the squid steaks back home.
     

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