The large colossal squid is still not completely thawed. We are running water over it and hope to be able to start teasing the tissues apart later this morning.
At present Dr Kubodera is examining the internal anatomy of the smaller colossal squid. Unlike the giant squid, the internal organs are suspended from the upper mantle in a position that is at right angles to the organs in the giant squid (the giant squid organs are lengthwise along the body).
The image above shows the gill (striped organ at center), with the orangish ovaries to the anterior. The long tubular purplish tissue Dr Kubodera is holding is the intestine. Below Dr Dan Nillson and Dr Eric Warrant examine what remains of the 15 cm diametre eye.