Hundreds of Squid Wash Ashore in California

Researchers are trying to figure out why baby Humboldt squid are washing up in Rio del Mar.
1:18 | 12/11/12

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It's a marine mystery beach -- safety -- begin washing up near -- toss on Sunday. A man that's probably thousands. The lot of them all up and down by the end of the day most of the split had been eaten. Norman -- Gilliam says -- Eagles have been gorging themselves. Our -- wanted to go after because they're all sudden on the beach. They had their faults researchers with -- Hopkins marine station at Stanford are trying to figure out why these Humboldt squid. Ventured out of their native waters in the sea of Cortez near the Baja peninsula. This the first -- nineteen split. And it's definitely the person I've seen really -- quit and these are just the baby's. Adult Humboldt squid can grow to six feet long and -- hundred pounds. But researchers say all of these squid are juvenile. They were likely conceived and born in Monterey -- And were unable to make it out to sea when -- -- yesterday they were still alive some of them they were still moving in the -- And their bodies -- -- intact this is -- the first stranding. Researchers recorded smaller stranding over the past two months from -- -- to Pacific Grove. Now -- be examining the contents of their stomachs to see if they died from natural or unnatural causes.

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