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DANA POINT, Calif. (KTLA) — Giant squid have been appearing along the Dana Point coastline in recent days.

Most of the squid, known as Humboldt squid, weigh between 3 and 5 pounds.

However, local fishermen have been known to catch squid weighing as much as 25-pounds in the past.

The squid were first spotted as dark, burgundy-colored blobs on the surface a few days ago.

The reason they’re at the top of the water is because they are feeding on an abundance of krill that has come into the area because of specific tidal flows.

The last giant squid run was in Sept. 2011, according to Donna Kalez, general manager of Dana Wharf Sportfishing.

Most of the squid have been found 3 to 4 miles from the harbor and about 2 miles off the beach.