Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Wake the kids, pack the car and go west, young man. Squid on the beach.

The Oregonian has the story:
"I haven't confirmed it, but we are hearing reports that dozens are washing up," said Chris Havel, spokesman for the Oregon State Parks & Recreation Department. "They are probably Humboldt squid, which are much more common in warmer waters around Santa Cruz."

The squid are about two feet long, and have a life cycle of only a year or two, Havel said. They may be dying because they are at the end of their life cycle or it could be food related or a disease, he said.

"If you get a chance, go look at them," said Havel, who suggested Washburne State Park would be a good starting point. "Bring your camera, take some pictures. This may be your only chance to see a Humboldt squid lying on the beach."
Or you can check out this pic of said squid and freak out.


Chris Havel said...

Better hurry ... the softer they are, the faster they get devoured by scavengers ...

Chris, Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.

Chain Gang BBQ said...

Forget squid. Rush Limbaugh just took out Algore on Jay Leno's show in a Ford Fusion. Not only did he take out Algore once, he backed up and nailed him twice.

Oh, he also took out Ed Begley, Jr.

Now that's going green.

Atta boy, El Rushbo.

Anonymous said...

Poor old Desdinova troll is getting a snuggy over a MR Mike want to be on Arts radio message board. What a loozer.