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No More Surprises From Evanescent Squid

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Science  10 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5570, pp. 1000-1001
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5570.1000b

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- 2002 is shaping up to be the poorest year for the South Atlantic squid fishery--one of the world's largest squid fisheries, worth up to $1 billion in good years--since record keeping began in 1987. That's dismal news for squid fishers and calamari aficionados but no surprise to a team here at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Using a model based on ocean temperatures and currents, BAS researchers predicted the dearth of squid off the Falkland Islands.

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