Mark and Steve are begining to move the squid into position and slide it into the lifting cradle (from the grave into the cradle?) assisted by some of Steve O’Shea’s students from AUT. We’ll trial the lifting equipment, but will not do the actual lift until after lunch.
The Squid weighs about 495kgs so it’s not easily moved. They have to be very careful when moving it as even though the formalin has made it tougher, the flesh is easily ripped.
Anyone know what 495kgs are in pounds for our North American watchers?