It’s hard to believe but the colossal squid at Te Papa has turned “two”. Time flies when you’re having fun!
Today my squid, “Pamela”, is 730 days old – she is 2 years old.
She now weighs an impressive 306 kilograms (about another 180 kilograms to go before she’s the same weight as the colossal squid on display).
She has travelled 6,570 kilometres in the Southern Ocean (Auckland to Invercargill and back, twice – I feel tired just thinking about it).
She’s looked for more suckers, survived encounters with Japanese whalers and, from the look of her, had a very good time on her adventures.
More than 210,000 squid frequent the Build a Squid database – and there’s room for plenty more.
So go and check on your squid, make another, or come in and wish Te Papa’s colossal squid a Happy 2nd Birthday.