Posts tagged with squid

Colossal New Addition to Te Papa’s Scientific Collections

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  • Jar and pail storage at Te Papa's collections facility. Photo: Rick Webber, Copyright Te Papa.
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Today we’ve been hearing about the most recent addition to Te Papa’s scientific collections, a new colossal squid Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni. We’re playing host to a dozen or so media representatives as well as our own live-streaming film crew, who are following intently the activity of five visiting squid scientists from AUT, led by Dr Kat… Read more »

If I were a squid, how would I mate? Ask Isabella

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In a passionate 20-armed-embrace Isabella Rosselli would say. Clad in a squid suit, Isabella explains the mating habits of our cephalopod friends in her quirky, family-friendly Green Porno series of short movies on SunDance Channel.  I was amazed at how well she explains squid mating habits – they are quite strange and not really much… 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!

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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 »

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 »

Colossal squid in 3D movie

ARLs 3D glasses © Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008

Today the Exhibition team got our first taste of what our 3D Colossal Squid movie is going to look like. The exhibition opens in December and it will include Te Papa’s first 3D movie! The production company Animation Research Ltd (ARL) sent us the latest cut of the movie and special 3D viewing glasses. Don’t worry we’ll have normal… Read more »

Continuity

Steve O'Shea, Mark Fenwick and others getting ready to go into the tank © Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008

If you’ve been watching for a while and getting slightly confused about what’s going on, we have a film crew here getting footage for the documentary. In order to get the shots they want, we are doing a few things in reverse, or twice. The tank lid was replaced, then removed for the filming. Let… Read more »

The tank has arrived!

  • Planning angles: NHNZ film crew © Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008
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  • Anton Van Helden driving the forklift to get the tank into the autopsy room© Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008
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Anton Van Helden driving the forklift to get the tank into the autopsy room – 3185 – © Copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2008 After a couple of hours of waiting the tank has finally arrived – brought down from Palmerston North on a trailer. The plan is to get it into… Read more »