Jumbo Squid Elliott Bay

Jumbo Squid landed by angler Elliott Bay

Rod Sarkees hooked this already dead squid in Elliott Bay from shore and landed on Beach. Over 100lbs and 8 ft long. Any idea species? Picture by Kyle Kashiwabara

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Ryan says ... on Saturday, Jul 4 at 10:08 AM

Humboldt Squid.

Emily says ... on Saturday, Jul 4 at 11:32 AM

Humbolyt would be my guess as well.

Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Jul 4 at 1:27 PM

No clue what species...awesome nontheless

Ang says ... on Saturday, Jul 4 at 1:28 PM

Awesome

Ang says ... on Saturday, Jul 4 at 1:28 PM

No clue what species...awesome nonetheless

MrFredrickson says ... on Saturday, Jul 4 at 2:04 PM

Nothing awsom about killing something like that..they should be left alone.

Collewilke says ... on Saturday, Jul 4 at 5:56 PM

Uh! MrFredrickson, Did you read the caption? It says " already dead".

steve says ... on Saturday, Jul 4 at 9:47 PM

Mr Fred...? It was already dead. nuke the whales!

Idiots says ... on Monday, Jul 6 at 1:16 PM

I like when people don't read a story and then try and comment on it. Mr. Fredrickson, you also mispelled awsome.

Rob says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 1:09 AM

yup its probably a humboldt. They dont usually live here in the sound, but get brought up here by currents then die because its not the right environment for them.

Chris says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 9:13 AM

Humboldt Squid Recent findings suggest the range of this species is spreading north into the waters of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska.

Chris says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 9:14 AM

Though they usually prefer deep water, between 1,000 and 1,500 squid washed up on the Long Beach Peninsula in southwest Washington in the fall of 2004 and have ventured into Puget Sound.

Chris says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 9:25 AM

Source information on humboldt squid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumbo_flying_squid

Chris says ... on Tuesday, Jul 7 at 3:46 PM

Additional information: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Invertebrates/Facts/cephalopods/FactSheets/Humboldtsquid.cfm

Chris says ... on Wednesday, Jul 8 at 2:25 PM

There are reports that this may actually be a Clubhook Squid. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robust_Clubhook_Squid

Lemon says ... on Thursday, Jul 9 at 4:44 PM

Awesome! Mr. fred is right!

PapaPat says ... on Friday, Jul 10 at 10:20 AM

Calamarius mortuus.

Marcus says ... on Friday, Jul 10 at 3:37 PM

Nice one, PapaPat! As a diver I wouldn't want to come across one. Humboldts can be very aggressive and can tear large chunks of flesh.

offgridmontana.com says ... on Sunday, Jul 12 at 2:47 PM

Nice, calamari anyone?

Cephalopod says ... on Sunday, Jul 12 at 5:04 PM

"Although comparable range expansions have taken place in the past, notably in California during the mid 1930s, both the spatial and temporal extent of the ongoing range expansion appears to be unprecedented in the historical record." www.calcofi.org

Fisherman's Brother says ... on Monday, Jul 13 at 1:41 PM

The fisherman (my brother) said he saw it out there floating and pulled it in by aiming with his rig and snagging it. If it had been alive, I'm pretty sure it would have been moving and not sunbathing in the sound.

bias says ... on Wednesday, Sep 30 at 7:34 PM

cool not

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