Half Moon Bay, CA - Pillar Point RV Park - Squid Season Thrives!

by Pamela Hamilton on 07/23/2014, 09:21 PM

Categories: Birds - Photo Album - Fishing - PAMELA'S POSTS
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An Amazing Squid Season Is Here! 
 
(When the squid are gone, the season is over...)

This season fishing boats right off of Pillar Point are bringing in 110 tons of squid a day!
Squid fishing takes place during the night.  The fishermen shine bright lights into the water and the squid come to the top where they are nabbed in big nets.    We have counted up to 17 boats just off Pillar Point the last several nights.  With their lights glowing, it looks like a whole city is floating just off the coast.

Today, (7/23/14) I saw seven huge semi trucks backing up on the wharf to be loaded with huge orange colored crates full of ice and squid....and I wasn't even down to the pier until 10:30am.  The squid are taken to a cannery where they are cleaned and most likely shipped all over the world.

Here are photos I took on my walk along the beach today...



Birds out people watching!



Serene sailboat coming into the harbor.



A pelican doing their stretching exercises to keep their gular pouch, (the stretchy sac section of the bottom beak), in nimble condition and tip top shape.



A pelican opening its mouth and inflating air sac to display tongue and some inner bill anatomy.