Friday Squid Blogging: Humboldt Squid in Canada
They’re washing ashore on Vancouver Island.
Scientists have begun attaching tracking devices to squid off the coast of Vancouver Island to find out why the marine animals have wandered so far from their traditional territory.
They also hope to find out why the squid have been beaching themselves and dying by the hundreds this summer near the town of Tofino on the island’s west coast.
Two great batches of Humboldt squid washed ashore, one in August then another in September. The Humboldt is a species of squid that, up to now, has been associated with waters warmer than those found off Vancouver Island.