The blog-o-sphere is reeling today with supposed sightings of the Loch Ness Monster on Google Earth! Check it out – we wonder whether perhaps Nessie and our Colossal squid are related?
Weird co-incidence number 2 is that during the squid defrost, some of the scientists nick-named our squid ‘Messie’ – after the scientific name Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni.
For those of you whose Latin pronunciation is not great, Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni is pronouced something like ‘Mess-on-a-ca-tooth-this’.
Te Papa’s Colossal Squid website