. . . and I just learned a new nickname for Doryteuthis opalescens, thanks to the Redondo Beach Patch.
Market squid is referred to as "candy bait" because of its effectiveness on so many different species.
Now I'm envisoning a series of adorable cartoon squids: the Candy Cane Squid, the Saltwater Taffy Squid, the Chocolate Covered Squid, the Licorice Twist Squid.

Well, what do you know, at least one of these has already been illustrated:

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And yes, that's what I mean when I call squid the "snacks of the sea." Every marine critter out there loves to eat them!