Giant squid specimen

As well as the large colossal squid being defrosted and examined, the scientists will also be examining two giant squid and an incomplete small colossal squid.

You can watch one of the giant squid being being unwrapped for defrosting now via the webcast. The image below shows a common arrow squid alongside the mantle of the giant squid.

5 Responses

  1. tepapamuseum

    Thanks again for your feedback, Eljay. We have changed the link to the page with the 4 cameras, so that there are 2 on top and 2 below. Here is the new URL:
    http://www.r2.co.nz/20080427/matrix.htm

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  2. Eljay

    Thanks Te Papa!!!!! Audio will really help viewers,as someone will hopefully be able to explain to us what we are watching. Having the four cams up at once is a good idea too. But it needs to be two cams on top and two below,as it is now you have two scroll the page to see the cams below so therefore all cams cannot be seen at once.

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  3. tepapamuseum

    We’re going to see what we can do about the audio. If we can get any in, it won’t be more than an ambient microphone. We’ll keep you posted with our progress.

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  4. Lisa Tapping

    Why is there no audio on the cams? It would be more interesting to have audio on the dissection can especially,so people watching can get a better idea of what is happening and what is being found in the contents of the squid’s stomach for example.

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  5. Christopher Sawtell

    You appear to have a broken link to the middle picture on:-
    http://blog.tepapa.govt.nz/2008/04/27/giant-squid-specimen/

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