Dazed Giant Squid Wash up on La Jolla Beach After Earthquake

July 13, 2009

(ChattahBox) — An earthquake wasn’t the only shock San Diego residents felt Saturday morning when dozens of dazed giant squid washed up on La Jolla’s sandy shores.

The sea creatures measured up to four feet long and weighed around 40 pounds, appeared on the beach around 8:30 a.m. Pacific time — about an hour after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook the San Diego suburb.

The earthquake was centered about 19 miles out to sea. It’s still unclear whether it was the earthquake or the something lese that drove the huge Humboldt squid onto the beach.

A spokesman for Scripps Institution of Oceanography said at this point they do not see a connection between the squid and the earthquake, but plan to look into it



One Response to “Dazed Giant Squid Wash up on La Jolla Beach After Earthquake”

  1. Sarah Beener on August 13th, 2009 5:01 pm

    La Jolla has some of the best beaches for surfing which include Black’s beach for advanced surfers and Tourmaline for beginners. San Diego overall has some fantastic beaches.UCSD was recently ranked the top university in the United States for surfing. http://www.sdsurfspots.com
    hang ten!

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