Photo: California Squid Invasion Threatening "Fish Stick" Species



A Humboldt, or jumbo, squid swims through the nighttime waters in Mexico's Gulf of California.

A new survey of video spanning 16 years shows that the squid have become abundant in coastal California, far north of their traditional range. Scientists say the arrival of the voracious predators coincides with a decline in commercial hake fisheries in the region.

Photograph by Brian J. Skerry/NGS


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