Jumbo Squid Mass "Suicide" Stumps California Scientists


Subject:
Animals , California Regions , Parts Nearer Oregon: Shasta, Lassen, Humboldt, more... , Cephalopods

Description:
February 2005 article about how "thousands of large squid mysteriously beached themselves on California shores. It was not the first time such a mass 'suicide' has occurred. Observers say it seems to happen every few years," but scientists are not sure "what causes the Humboldt — or jumbo — squid (Dosidicus gigas) to end up on land." Includes a discussion of possible causes. From National Geographic News.

Creator:
Lovgren, Stefan

Publisher:
National Geographic Society

Language:
English

Source:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/02/0223_050223_giantsquid.html


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