Humans having been harvesting from the sea for quite some time.. which is why it surprises me that nobody seems too concerned that, all of a sudden, giant squid are washing up on our beaches and showing up in fishing nets in numbers that don't seem to jive with historical averages.
Is the internets just making me (us) more aware?
July 11th, 2007, Giant Squid Washes up on Australian Beach
July 6th, 2007, Rare deep-sea squid found off the Big Island
, Hawaii, after being sucked up by a water pipeline last week. "When we first saw it, I was really delighted because it was new and alive."
Note the past tense of was
December 26th, 2006, Giant Squid Captured, Filmed for First Time
, then dies.
The squid, a young female, "put up quite a fight" as the team attempted to bring it aboard, Kudobera told the Associated Press, and the animal died from injuries sustained during the capture.
December 21st, 2005, New squid on the (ice) block
, caught by commercial fishermen off New Zealand's South Island.