If you live anywhere near the Southern California coast, you are aware they are being invaded by the Humboldt squid. In Ventura County they are hauling in boat loads. Two things bug me about these posts.
1. Most of the articles refer to the Humboldt Squid as the Giant Squid, a common name reserved for Architeuthis species. The common name for Dosidicus gigas, other than the Humboldt Squid, is the Jumbo Squid. You can even call them the Red Devil.
2. Its this quote “‘They are gnarly; they’ve got more teeth than Jaws,’ said Jeff Grodin, owner of Oxnard’s Capt. Hook’s Sportfishing, where 200 were caught in a single day.” Beg your pardon? Now it has been a while since I either took or taught invertebrate zoology and it has been probably a year since I held a squid in my hands. But I was not aware Jumbo Squids had teeth at all and definitely not more than a great white. Either I need to pay better attention or Jeff Grodin needs to actually look at one of the 200 squid they caught.