In recent years, Humboldt squid have been spotted in increasing numbers off the coast of California. The squid are very adaptable, quite intelligent, and can reach 7 feet long and weigh 100 pounds. Theories for the increase in squid numbers along the coast include reductions in predator populations, as well as the possibility that the squid are following low-oxygen zones in subsurface currents. We'll talk about the invasion of the jumbo squid, and possible causes for the phenomenon.
Produced by Charles Bergquist, Director and Contributing Producer