Maybe “overlords” isn’t an exaggeration

New Scientist reports that predatory jumbo squid have returned to California’s coast… and may be there to stay:

Ferocious, pack-feeding jumbo squid have invaded waters off California’s central coast and are devouring local fish populations. Researchers say global warming and overfishing are likely to blame.

Humboldt or jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) first appeared off Monterey, California during an El Niño event which warmed waters in 1997. Since 2002 they have taken up permanent residence.

They’re two meters long. And hungry.