Posts categorized as Colossal squid

Bubbles in the system

There are bubbles in the colossal squid tank!!! It’s not what we intended and we know that they may be interfering with your view of our big squid. So why are the bubbles there and why can’t we get rid of them? It’s not that easy to answer – you have to know a bit… Read more »

Colossal squid on YouTube

The colossal squid has many fans, and I think the numbers are increasing daily. Thanks to The Sidestrip you can now see a great video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rRQFCETMX4 And Te Papa is now “resting place of the world’s largest eye” – we like! If you’ve been to see the squid please tell us what you… Read more »

Squid star in the media

Hi everyone! Here are some of the news items that have played in NZ over the last couple of days for your viewing/listening pleasure. http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/breakfast-friday-december-12-2416405/video?vid=2416881 http://www.3news.co.nz/Gargantuan-squid-ready-for-its-public-debut/tabid/209/articleID/84084/cat/676/Default.aspx http://www.primetv.co.nz/Default.aspx?alias=www.primetv.co.nz/news     FYI – this link will only be live till 5pm tonight NZ time – the item is at 9:44 through the broadcast http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint - an audio report scroll down… Read more »

Oh, Christmas squid, oh Christmas squid!

  • Build a Squid, at Te Papa's Colossal Squid exhibition
  • Build a Squid interactive at Te Papa's Colossal Squid exhibition
  • Build a Squid interactive at Te Papa
  • Build a Squid interactive at Te Papa

At last, the day you’ve been waiting for!!! – here at Te Papa you can finally come and see the colossal squid on display for yourself. It’s not even 2pm in the afternoon and heaps of people have already come to see her. Te Papa is filled to bursting with squid fans and squid events so come along… Read more »

2 days left to opening…

Almost there and I was rapt to get the finalised event programme for this weekend’s opening. Our events team have done an amazing job – balancing hard science with fun, informative events for all. Dr Steve O’Shea is back in the house talking about the importance of our specimen to the science world with TV3′s fishing… Read more »

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… Read more »

On being agile

To be successful in business they say you have to be agile – you need to be flexible and adaptable. Well, it’s just the same when you’re developing an exhibition. It’s a complex project with a huge team of people involved and jobs to get done - in the right order. So things don’t always go… Read more »

Squeezing thru and settling in

  • © Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008
  • There she is underneath the plastic © Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008
  • Warren on the left, Tommy, right © Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008
  • Warren on the left, Tommy, right © Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008

We’re now in the museum, back of house. Usually the corridors are wide and spacious but this morning seemed a bit like the Tardis in reverse as we took the tank through – smaller. Part of the corridor involved not only a ramp down but a slight bend at the same time. The forklift at… Read more »