Posts categorized as Colossal squid

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 »

Happy New Year! may it be bubble-free

It’s the seventh day into the New Year, 2009, and the colossal squid continues to attract a huge crowd of visitors every day. We just love how much you are loving it! We now have more than 23,000 wonderfully creative squid made on Build a Squid. More than 10,800 say they’re from the USA and there’s 6,000 squid from… Read more »

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 »