Hundreds of giant squid are washing up on Orange County beaches […] The bug-eyed sea creatures, believed to be Humboldt squid, normally reside in deep water and only come to the surface at night. Why approximately 500 of them began washing up on the sands of Laguna Beach and Newport Beach on Tuesday isn’t clear.
It’s funny that no one even speculates that the tsunamis might have caused this. I mean, sure, the world is huge, but so were the effects of those earthquakes. Just looking at an overhead view of where the earthquake took place, one might expect that the islands to the east blocked all the waves. But what if the islands themselves shook (which I imagine happened), causing further undersea turbulence beyond the main affected area? The squid could have been startled out of their deep sea habitat and then washed along with lesser waves.
Just a thought; I’m no seismologist/geologist/whatever.
(Speaking of the tsunamis…the estimated death toll–I am really starting to despise that term–has topped 226,000 people, while the true number of deaths may never be known.)