Feb 24, 2008

Jubilee for Cephalopods

Senior ocean analyst Kate Wing says that global warming has caused the waters off the west coast of North America to become anoxic, which has led to massive die-offs of sea life. But there is always life in death. As Wing so beautifully put it, all this death has resulted in a "jubilee for cephalopods."

Fishermen are reporting droves of giant Humboldt squid, who have come to the edges of these anoxic zones to feast upon the dead and dying hake. If I may quote more than one of my readers: I for one welcome our squid overlords.

Thanks for the article, Ida.

Photo source: io9.com


kyrraven said...

<3 Cephalopod LOVE!!!! <3

BillyWitchDoctor said...

I'd be delighted for the squids if it wasn't such awful news for...well, us.

MJR said...

Cephs rule. And mostly they are beautiful.
And sometimes delicious--oh, sorry. Did that slip out?

Meg Lyman said...


Intelligent AND tasty!