Market Squid

One of the largest fisheries in California year after year is for the market squid. Ninety percent of the catch comes from Southern California, particularly around the Channel Islands, where adult squid come together for large spawning aggregations that can be up to a million individuals. Join the Ocean Futures Team in this short film as they go on a night dive into one of these spawning aggregations to witness firsthand the importance of this ecologically and commercially important species. To learn more about the inhabitants of our National Marine Sanctuaries, watch Americas Underwater Treasures, a two-hour episode of the PBS series Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures.