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Something to Get Inked About

They may not be as bulky as their bigger brothers, but jumbo squid are becoming a big problem for fishermen off the coast of Central California.

These aggressive predators are able to change their eating habits to suit their environment and have since been eating all the hake, a white fish often used for fish sticks. One guess as to why this squid species is showing up again in record numbers: Its natural predators are on the decline because of commercial fishing activities.

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