Posts categorized as Colossal squid

Good news from the squid inspection

  • The squid tank with the display ends removed and most of the liquid drained off.
  • The colossal squid covered in plastic in the tank.
  • The colossal squid covered in plastic in the tank, with the lid off.
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On Tuesday we started remedial work on the colossal squid and her tank. Things are going very well and to schedule. Yesterday we put up the barriers around the tank and lifted up the huge lid, using a forklift. We then drained most of the liquid out of the tank. That’s not as simple a… Read more »

Men at work – fixing the squid

We’re working on the squid! Tuesday 10 March -  Thursday 19 March 2009 Level 2, free entry The colossal squid has been on display now for 3 months and it’s time for a bit of a makeover and a check-up. So from Tuesday 10  March we’ll be doing some work on the colossal squid and its… Read more »

More about squid, now online!

The Te Papa blog is growing and diversifying and it’s all good.  It reflects the range of collections and expertise in the museum which span art, history, science, plants, animals, fossils, taonga Maori, and the Pacific.   Check out the recent art blog posts, along with posts on spiders, plants and even fossil tuatara. Among world museums… Read more »

I heart the blue whale heart

Holiday fun with the blue whale heart model at Te Papa

Move over big squid – there’s competition at Te Papa for the most popular exhibit these holidays !  You love the blue whale heart in NatureSpace, including crawling into it, stuffing things inside it (like big toy penguins) and having your picture taken with it.  The model was a highlight of the Whales | Tohorā exhibition. It… Read more »

Kia ora Mr President

Pamela's Obama squid

To ‘honour’ Barack Obama as the new American President I’ve made him a squid. Possibly not one of the honours he was thinking of when he took office but I thought he’d like it anyway. You can follow his squid adventures: Go to the Build a Squid interactive, Click on ‘Find your squid’,  then ‘Search for… Read more »

Squid in Our Space

The colossal squid is a popular girl! We open the doors at Te Papa at 10am each day. After just a few minutes - and even on a beautiful Wellington day like today – there’s a crowd of people down in the squid exhibition, eager to get a good look. Lots of you have taken pics of the colossal squid so… Read more »

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… Read more »

All clear!

The bubbles are just about gone and the squid tank is all clear! You can now get a really good, clear view of this amazing specimen. Last night we had to close off the squid exhibition for a few hours, during our normal Thursday evening opening hours. The team took out about 600 litres of fluid from the tank, lowering… Read more »