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What does a squid feel like – according to Emma

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Emma touches the smaller colossal squid Phew-wee! Never thought I’d be saying this but…. I’m becoming a squid geek! I’m Emma – you might’ve just seen me on the various cameras (not sure which is my best side) – I work at Te Papa and couldn’t turn down this once-in-a-lifetime invite to see THE SQUID. My… Read more »

Colossal chromatophores


The skin of the colossal squid is considerably thicker than that of the giant squid. As shown in the photo the colossal squid skin has at least two layers, the outer one of which quite resembles that of Architeuthis (giant squid). The inner skin covering the muscles is gelatinous in nature and contains somewhat larger… Read more »