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Published on Mar 7, 2007
Here's a great video of kids catching a 35-40 lb Humboldt Squid off the coast of La Jolla, CA. The squid, normally caught at night, were caught in the morning in the deep waters off San Diego at a depth of about 200 ft. They were caught on white/glow in the dark iron with treble hooks. On this day, we released 9 squid, and kept 3 to eat.
Dear animal (fish) rights activists including PETA members: We eat fish and squid. What we catch and don't plan on eating, we throw back into the ocean. After we brought this squid on board, it was SLAPPED for a biology experiment for kids to see if it changed colors, which it did. (Squid are equipped with photophores, bioluminescent light organs that function as camouflage, luring prey, reproduction, communication, or other yet undiscovered uses. ) Just after the video ended, the head and tentacles were then cut off and the body was filleted. We enjoyed eating the squid that night after panko breading and deep-frying with lemon and tartar sauce.
Also, if you're thinking that these squid are going to be extinct, you're wrong. Read any of the recent articles about the huge quantity of Humboldt squid off the California coast and how they are threatening sport fishing for tuna etc. Check out any of the recent articles on the overpopulation of Giant Humboldt Squid in California.
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