Colossal Squid doco on Discovery Channel

Seen the squid at Te Papa, but still want more on colossal squid?

Then tune into SKY’s Discovery Channel on Sunday 11 January 2009 at 7:30pm to see the New Zealand premiere of the “Colossal Squid” documentary.

The doco was filmed during the great defrost and examination in April last year. The crew came back to film the move of the squid from the thawing/preservation tank to the shiny new display tank in August.  Discovery Channel also helped Te Papa with the preservation of the squid. 

Brief excerpts from the documentary feature in the exhibition audiovisual but you won’t want to miss this chance to see the documentary in full!

If you don’t catch it on Sunday 11 January the doco re-run times are:

Monday 12 January at 1.30 am

Monday 12 January at 8.30 am

Sunday 18 January at 3.30 pm

3 Responses

  1. Michael

    Hi guys,

    Do you know when this will be displayed on Foxtel in Australia on Discovery?



  2. Jean

    Caught the end of it…..very good, would’ve been watching earlier but I don’t get sky, so assumed I wouldn’t see it, but sky had it on free to view!!!! You all looked most impressive, and I had some nervous moments watching the transfer…….even though I knew it had come off fine!!!!!


    • pamelalovis

      Glad you saw some of the doco Jean. Yes, the transfer from the preserving tank to the display tank was particularly nerve wracking for all! but great when it was successfully achieved. Let me know when you might be visiting Wellington so we can show you the exhibition. Pamela

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