Is the Giant Squid Invasion due to Global Warming?
Why did hundreds of giant squid all of the sudden appear off the coast of Orange County last Friday? The Daily News looks into what this could mean about the environment: "Some say they move north in search of a food source. Other scientists say the temperatures in the waters near the equator have increased due to global warming. As a result, the squid head north and have been spotted in the past as far as Alaska. 'Oxygen-depleted waters have increased off our coast in the last few years,' [said Dale] Sweetnam, [a senior marine biologist for the California Department of Fish & Game senior marine biologist for the California Department of Fish & Game]. 'There's a concern from our standpoint because the jumbo squid are voracious eaters. They do eat through a lot of fisheries, such as rockfish and actually market squid.'"