From the deep: squid signs.
In July, San Diego residents found dozens of Humboldt squid, also known as jumbo squid, flopping around on the beach. The squid appeared to have been washing ashore up to three days before to an hour after an earthquakke had rocked the coast of California about an hour earlier. Though concerned beachgoers returned the squid to the water, they were curious about whether or not the squid had been beached as the result of the earthquake. Could the squid be predicting the earthquake, people wondered? According to marine biologists, it is unlikely, and the two incidents are linked only by coincidence. However, experts also say that it is impossible to rule out a connection between squid and earthquakes: the jumbo squid's massive size (up to two metres long and 45 kilos in weight) may make them sensitive to the seismic waves that travel through the water.
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|Date:||Sep 22, 2009|
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