Have you caught Humboldt Squid?
Tell us about it! Where were you? How far north were you? Off shore? You can help provide species range information!

often called the jumbo or the Humboldt squid. This squid supports the largest invertebrate fishery in the world and serves as a key forage species across its range, which has recently been expanding northward. Once a relatively infrequent visitor to California, the jumbo squid has become a full-time resident, and has been making excursions into Canadian and Alaskan waters.

Members of the Gilly lab are interested in every aspect of the biology of this important species, about which little is known. Our projects tackle its ecology, dispersal, behavior, genetics, and development. We are also exploring the changing oceanographic features of its habitat.

Concurrently, other avenues of research continue the long-standing neurophysiological tradition of the lab. These projects focus on systems more amenable to laboratory study than the jumbo squid, such as newts and cone snails.

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Gilly Lab

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DeNault Building, 1st Floor, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, 120 Oceanview Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950 USA

Lab Phone: 1-831-655-6220

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Looking for an exciting, hands-on way to engage students of any age? Bring a “jumbo” Humboldt squid into class! These animals are up to 6 feet long!

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Humboldt Squid in California?!
Learn more about Humboldt squid and why their range has been expanding on our fact sheet.
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