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(SFGate)   Squid are committing mass suicide in northern California and no on knows why   (sfgate.com) divider line 45
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2012-12-12 10:23:40 AM  
Cthulhu is rising and they have the sense to get out of his way.
 
2012-12-12 10:39:09 AM  
Squids commit suicide all the time in Japan. They impale themselves on sticks, and then jump into the nearest fire. I think they call it seppuku.

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The Japanese are of course shocked speechless by such bizarre behavior, and try to cover it up by eating the evidence.
 
2012-12-12 11:36:33 AM  
prolly chocking on shiat washing up over here from japan.
 
2012-12-12 11:45:55 AM  
And this on the heels of that undersea, unexplained mass sponge migration. =/
 
2012-12-12 01:17:59 PM  
i.imgur.com

BEWARE MY FELLOW MON CALAMARI

I SENSE SOMETHING...
 
2012-12-12 01:18:25 PM  
Could there be STDs in Bikini Bottom?
 
2012-12-12 01:18:54 PM  
the sponges migrated about a foot and a half...
 
2012-12-12 01:18:57 PM  
Hopefully their motorcycles are still in good enough shape to pick up at a bargain.
 
ecl
2012-12-12 01:22:13 PM  
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2012-12-12 01:27:22 PM  
...and no on knows why

No on at all?
 
2012-12-12 01:32:30 PM  
well, considering their environment has experienced a major change following the last el nino and la nina cycle and they've been doing a lot of different "strange" behaviors, i'm going to guess the root cause is related to that. The proximate cause for this specific behavior would need to be studied more. From what i've seen on the subject so far, the west coast squid population does go through these sorts of changes periodically but serious study has only been enacted relatively recently in a large part because the commercial squid crop has become a lot more important to the economy in those regions
 
2012-12-12 01:32:34 PM  

naughtyrev: Cthulhu is rising and they have the sense to get out of his way.


Cthulhu is in the South Pacific, near Terminal Point (the farthest point on Earth from any landmass).
 
2012-12-12 01:36:26 PM  
It's solar flares. The deeper parts of the oceans are boiling, and the squids are trying to escape it. enjoy the end of the world, you sheeple
 
2012-12-12 01:38:18 PM  
They eat their own species? Mad Squid Disease??
 
2012-12-12 02:03:05 PM  
They're inka-dinka-doomed
 
2012-12-12 02:05:53 PM  
They are just sick and tired of all the bullshiat coming from San Francisco?
 
2012-12-12 02:12:12 PM  
Because they got high
 
2012-12-12 02:42:55 PM  
Well if the farking idiots would wear a farking helmet then this wouldnt be happening? But NOOOOO, they will never drop, EVER!!!

/bitter old biker
 
2012-12-12 03:00:46 PM  

Snarfangel: Squids commit suicide all the time in Japan. They impale themselves on sticks, and then jump into the nearest fire. I think they call it seppuku.
The Japanese are of course shocked speechless by such bizarre behavior, and try to cover it up by eating the evidence.


Calamari harakiri
 
2012-12-12 03:18:47 PM  
Too old for porn and no other skills.
 
2012-12-12 03:19:42 PM  
Looks like they beefed it.
 
2012-12-12 03:29:10 PM  
It's depression from having eight legs.
 
2012-12-12 03:33:28 PM  
Here's my insane theory;

They've declared war on us.
They're trying to storm the beaches.
It's not working out for them.
 
2012-12-12 03:37:18 PM  
Weed, gays getting married and Obamacare......duh!
 
2012-12-12 03:58:12 PM  
In the presence of other squid, they will flash from white to red and back in a remarkable imitation of a strobe light.

So a lot of them are probably emo raver squid who cut themselves and stuff.
 
2012-12-12 05:05:45 PM  
TFA says, "Researchers say strandings are common when squid invade a new area. " So, if there's an answer in the article, why is this a mystery?
 
2012-12-12 05:40:37 PM  
Suicide? You sure about that? Maybe it's just a poorly thought out attack?
 
2012-12-12 06:10:05 PM  
It's a protest against the nudity ban in San Francisco.
 
2012-12-12 06:53:49 PM  
Annoying sponges and starfish?
 
2012-12-12 06:58:44 PM  
That's terrible. I wonder wha---

The jumbo invertebrates, known as Humboldt squid

Oh, never mind. Too many of those farkers anyway. Couple of die-offs would be a good thing.
 
2012-12-12 07:24:52 PM  
Evolution in action. One day soon, a squid will develop the ability to transition between sea and land. And on that day, mankind will see the end of their dominion.
 
2012-12-12 07:34:27 PM  
It's this
 
2012-12-12 07:35:52 PM  

Analgesic: Evolution in action. One day soon, a squid will develop the ability to transition between sea and land. And on that day, mankind will see the end of their dominion.


Yeah, those squid will be taking our jobs, marrying our women...
 
2012-12-12 07:46:39 PM  
Are they protesting the closure of Drake's Bay Oyster Farm?
 
2012-12-12 07:57:25 PM  
You would too, if you were forced to work at the Krusty Krab with SpongeBob day after day...
 
2012-12-12 08:02:30 PM  
www.japanator.com

Unavailable for comment.
 
2012-12-12 08:08:27 PM  
Biologists know diddly about why this is happening.
 
2012-12-12 08:25:11 PM  
Fukushima radiation in the Pacific Ocean currents?
 
2012-12-12 08:48:42 PM  

spamdog: [www.japanator.com image 800x451]

Unavailable for comment.


That was unexpected. I love that anime.
 
2012-12-12 08:53:46 PM  
"They are not afraid to approach divers and touch them. They'll grab you with their arms and try to figure out what you are," said Rosen, adding that the sea creatures display unusual intelligence.

Followed by:

"The species is nearly impossible to keep in captivity because they are unused to barriers and boundaries and will continually run up against aquarium glass and kill themselves, Rosen said.

Yeah, that intelligence is unusual, alright.
 
2012-12-12 08:54:18 PM  

because

KALAMARI


/OMNOMNOM
 
2012-12-12 09:14:08 PM  

Pincy: Hopefully their motorcycles are still in good enough shape to pick up at a bargain.


zing!
 
2012-12-12 09:47:13 PM  

snuffy: prolly chocking on shiat washing up over here from japan.


i don't recall hearing about big bunches of birds/fish/whatever dropping dead all over the place in younger days.

asked my mom about it, she's 82-83. she said sometimes things get churned up on the ocean bottom and a school of fish (whatever) may get killed because of it. and sometimes birds run right into crap weather and a whole flock get killed at one time.

mom is rather insane and not the type to make something up, especially not just to make someone feel better. i feel better from what she told me. for all i know this shiat has been happening for years, but now its in my face because of the internet.

just like 1-2 women, school teachers between 21-40, getting caught banging teenage students. that didn't start last year. its the farking new flashiness of the net bringing you everything all the time. and its making people loony. or i should say, loonier.

/bing bing bing
 
2012-12-12 11:30:57 PM  

dryknife: Snarfangel: Squids commit suicide all the time in Japan. They impale themselves on sticks, and then jump into the nearest fire. I think they call it seppuku.
The Japanese are of course shocked speechless by such bizarre behavior, and try to cover it up by eating the evidence.

Calamari harakiri


Katamari Calamari.

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2012-12-13 05:28:27 AM  
Did the Dolphins tell them the Vogons are coming?
 
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