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Question:Hello, I am a student at Cal State Monterey Bay under the major of marine biology. It looks like you will be tagging the Humboldt squid, and I was wondering how you were planning on going about this? Through the mantle, and squid have a life expectancy of under 18 months, do you maybe think that would be a short lived idea considering by the time they are old enough to tag they would not be living more than a few months?
Your question is a good one, and you are right that the squid does not live so long. We can only tag big squid, and we keep the tags on only for 1-2 months. We are mostly interested in learning about ...