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Large Humboldt Squid Invading Coastal California In Record Numbers
2013-01-07 14:52:44

Humboldt squid have overrun the waters off the coast of Southern California, and the area’s fishermen have taken to the sea en masse—catching boatloads of the ultra-fresh calamari.

Mass Strandings Of Humboldt Squid In California
2012-12-11 11:27:54

Several hundred Humboldt squid washed ashore Sunday afternoon along the Santa Cruz County shoreline and marine biologists are working to uncover the cause.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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