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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Catching And Eating The Humboldt Squid

    Mark Thorson wrote:
    > I'm watching (for the third time) a program about the expansion of
    > the range of the Humboldt squid into California waters.
    >

    [snip]
    > I saw a program a couple years ago on simulating squid-to-squid
    > communication using flashing lights. If this technology can be
    > perfected and the squid code broken, there might be even better ways
    > to hoodwink the squid into being harvested.



    Just remember, while you're trying to catch (and eat) the Humboldt, it
    is trying to catch and eat you. HTH :-)

    Bob

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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Catching And Eating The Humboldt Squid

    I'm watching (for the third time) a program
    about the expansion of the range of the Humboldt
    squid into California waters.

    This is indeed a disaster, because it is such
    an aggressive and efficient predator. It will
    destroy important fisheries.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_Squid

    http://www.nwf.org/nationalwildlife/...articleID=1006

    Unlike market squid (_Loligo_opalescens_),
    its tentacles have hard rings around the
    suckers, so they aren't necessarily good
    eating. The mantle (hood) is of course
    good eating, but much thicker than market
    squid. The TV program described it as
    being the size of a doormat, and it sure
    looked like it was that size.

    I rather suspect that we'll see these mantles
    cut into various shapes. A couple years ago,
    there was widespread fraud in which cans
    labelled as "scallops" with a picture of a
    scallop shell on the label were sold which
    actually contained cut-up pieces of squid
    mantle. I don't know what species of squid
    it was, but it could have been Humboldt squid.
    I bought one of those cans, and I recognized
    right away what it was.

    I'm thinking that this squid should be
    aggressively harvested. Squid are attracted
    to lights at night, and down in Mexico that's
    how they harvest them. This is also allowed
    in southern California, but it is illegal in
    northern California. I think this rule should
    be reconsidered.

    I saw a program a couple years ago on simulating
    squid-to-squid communication using flashing
    lights. If this technology can be perfected
    and the squid code broken, there might be even
    better ways to hoodwink the squid into being
    harvested.

    It's probably time for entrepreneurs to consider
    new squid-processing equipment. Unlike
    _L._opalescens_, which are hard to clean,
    the Humboldt squid looks very easy to clean.
    You could do a lot with that big slab of meat.

    Probably a Popeil squid-a-matic would have
    limited appeal (I'd buy one!), but I can
    easily imagine a chain of deep-fried squid
    drive-thrus. I don't like thick squid mantles,
    but an apparatus similar to a leather splitter
    might cut the mantle to a delectable thickness.

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    The Ranger Guest

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    Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    [snip]
    > The next movie won't be JAWS.
    >
    > It'll be BEAKS.
    >
    > Or maybe TENTACLES.


    Been there. Done that.
    http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0347212/



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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > I'm watching (for the third time) a program about the expansion of the
    > range of the Humboldt squid into California waters.


    We are beset from the west, too! Argh.


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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > I'm watching (for the third time) a program about the expansion of the
    > range of the Humboldt squid into California waters.
    >
    > This is indeed a disaster, because it is such an aggressive and efficient
    > predator. It will destroy important fisheries.


    Northern California need more sharks. Pass it on...

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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    zxcvbob wrote:
    >
    > Mark Thorson wrote:
    > > I'm watching (for the third time) a program about the expansion of
    > > the range of the Humboldt squid into California waters.
    > >

    > [snip]
    > > I saw a program a couple years ago on simulating squid-to-squid
    > > communication using flashing lights. If this technology can be
    > > perfected and the squid code broken, there might be even better ways
    > > to hoodwink the squid into being harvested.

    >
    > Just remember, while you're trying to catch (and eat) the Humboldt, it
    > is trying to catch and eat you. HTH :-)


    If you watched the earlier TV program, there was
    no mistaking that. Scary, aggressive, meat-eaters,
    that's the Humboldt squid.

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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Catching And Eating The Humboldt Squid

    Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    > zxcvbob wrote:
    > >
    > > Mark Thorson wrote:
    > > > I'm watching (for the third time) a program about the expansion of
    > > > the range of the Humboldt squid into California waters.
    > > >

    > > [snip]
    > > > I saw a program a couple years ago on simulating squid-to-squid
    > > > communication using flashing lights. If this technology can be
    > > > perfected and the squid code broken, there might be even better ways
    > > > to hoodwink the squid into being harvested.

    > >
    > > Just remember, while you're trying to catch (and eat) the Humboldt, it
    > > is trying to catch and eat you. HTH :-)

    >
    > If you watched the earlier TV program, there was
    > no mistaking that. Scary, aggressive, meat-eaters,
    > that's the Humboldt squid.


    The next movie won't be JAWS.

    It'll be BEAKS.

    Or maybe TENTACLES.

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    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Catching And Eating The Humboldt Squid

    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > zxcvbob wrote:
    >>
    >> Mark Thorson wrote:
    >> > I'm watching (for the third time) a program about the expansion of the
    >> > range of the Humboldt squid into California waters.
    >> >

    >> [snip]
    >> > I saw a program a couple years ago on simulating squid-to-squid
    >> > communication using flashing lights. If this technology can be
    >> > perfected and the squid code broken, there might be even better ways
    >> > to hoodwink the squid into being harvested.

    >>
    >> Just remember, while you're trying to catch (and eat) the Humboldt, it
    >> is trying to catch and eat you. HTH :-)

    >
    > If you watched the earlier TV program, there was no mistaking that.
    > Scary, aggressive, meat-eaters, that's the Humboldt squid.


    Hey, you don't suppose that's what these critters are trying to escape, do
    you?

    http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

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    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Catching And Eating The Humboldt Squid

    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > Mark Thorson wrote:
    >>
    >> zxcvbob wrote:
    >> >
    >> > Mark Thorson wrote:
    >> > > I'm watching (for the third time) a program about the expansion of
    >> > > the range of the Humboldt squid into California waters.
    >> > >
    >> > [snip]
    >> > > I saw a program a couple years ago on simulating squid-to-squid
    >> > > communication using flashing lights. If this technology can be
    >> > > perfected and the squid code broken, there might be even better ways
    >> > > to hoodwink the squid into being harvested.
    >> >
    >> > Just remember, while you're trying to catch (and eat) the Humboldt, it
    >> > is trying to catch and eat you. HTH :-)

    >>
    >> If you watched the earlier TV program, there was no mistaking that.
    >> Scary, aggressive, meat-eaters, that's the Humboldt squid.

    >
    > The next movie won't be JAWS.


    "Jaws" made for a lot of bad press.

    > It'll be BEAKS.


    http://www.physorg.com/news125845804.html


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    Donald Martinich Guest

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    In article <TqqdnT0CTZhKsmXanZ2dnUVZ_jOdnZ2d@rawbandwidth>,
    "The Ranger" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0347212/


    Even better, check out "Reap the Wild Wind" with John Wayne and Paulette
    Goddard. Netflix has it on DVD.

    Ob food: When I was aboard ship out in the Western Pacific, we used to
    spear Humboldt Squid by hanging a light over the stern. We used to eat
    the freshly caught 'juveniles' raw and the tentacle were sweet and
    tender. Some of the larger specimens looked a little too big to try and
    wrestle on deck.

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