How many people does it take to lift a squid! (includes pictures)

Quite a few – several blokes who said they were in command, helped by a couple of very calm young ladies – and a lot of chocolate bars.

It was tense there for a while but it went swimmingly! Our beautiful big squid is safely in her fancy tank and she looks great.

Now she just needs to be mounted and blown up….

Mark Fenwick and the team lifting the squid into the tank © Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008

Mark Fenwick and the team lifting the squid into the tank - 3246 - © Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008

The team loading the squid into the tank © Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008

The team loading the squid into the tank - 3247 - © Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008

4 Responses

  1. sonja carroll

    by blowing up, they mean they want to make her look lifelike as she did in the water so she can be shown in the museum and look as lifelike as possible. they are flat when dead and they want to make her look ’round’ and ‘full’ for lack of a better word!

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  2. tepapamuseum

    I’m not entirely sure what one of my colleagues meant by ‘mounted and blown up’ I am sure they are talking photography not pyrotechnics! You’re right – english – strange language!

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  3. lee

    Now she just needs to be mounted and blown up….

    LOL after all that hard work youre going to blow her up.

    isnt the english language funny.

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  4. lee

    her? do they know its a female definately?

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