Friday Squid Blogging: The Contents of Squid Stomachs

Not that interesting, really.

Preliminarily, I can tell you that within my sample, cannibalism seems to be on the rise, myctophid consumption is falling, and a lot more squid may be dying hungry.

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 4:21 PM • 5 Comments


FrancesMay 28, 2010 10:24 PM

It doesn't have anything to do with security, Fred. But Bruce is interested in squid and it's his blog so ...

Dom De VittoMay 29, 2010 3:50 PM

I doubt that cannibalism is any indicator - it could be that ceph's are becoming more common, and more common prey.

I'd suggest that average squid size is a better indicator, but even that could be hampered by a increase in the number of orca, or even a decrease in other orca prey.

When you've a creature that increases in size by a factor of 2000 in a couple of years, population and average size changes are pretty complex.

If anything, reports are that various squid are migrating into other areas (probably directly or indirectly due to current/temp changes) is going to mess with all the stats....

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