Colossal Squid versus Toothfish

John Bennetts' Captain's Blog


Check out John Bennet’s Captain’s Blog to see the damage that colossal squid do to toothfish! Watch out if you’re sqeamish – it’s pretty disturbing stuff!

While fishing for toothfish off Antartica, the crew often see evidence of the struggle between these two species.

Sometimes toothfish have gaping holes from being nibbled by the colossal squid’s sharp beak. Sometimes colossal squid tentacles end up in the tooth fish’s stomach!

You’ll be able to see the squid feeding on a toothfish in 3D in the Colossal Squid Exhibition at Te Papa. If you can’t make it into the building then we’ll be posting a 2D version on our Squid website (launch 13 December 2008).

Lucy H

One Response

  1. GC

    Fascinating stuff .


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