Jumbo squids plague California waters

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An invasion of jumbo squids has ecstatic southern California fisherman swimming in calamari.

The squids, which grow up to 5 feet long and weigh as much as 60 pounds, have been driven into shallower waters, by climate change, say scientists.

During night-time fishing sprees, reeling in the thrashing Humboldt squids can quickly resemble a scene from Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”

“They’re extremely carnivorous – they eat everything, including themselves,” Corey Hall of Dana Wharf Sportfishing told California’s KABC. “So at times, you’ll be catching one and the other one will start eating the other one.”

Full story: They came from the deep: California faces invasion of jumbo squids via New York Daily News