Dozens of Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) have washed-up on La Jolla (California) beaches following an earthquake this past weekend. The cuddly blighters at three to four feet in length, weigh approximately 40 pounds and are most commonly found at depths of 200–700 metres.
“The Humboldt squid can be very big and very powerful and they may be dangerous,” he said. “It’s just something I wouldn’t mess with until you’re sure that it’s dead. They’ve got a lot of suckers and claws and a parrot-like beak and they can inflict some damage.”
Cthulhu’s minions are starting to invade. Everybody panic!!
Update (7/16): And they’re not just getting washed up. Apparently they are swarming in the shallows and interacting with divers.