Giant squid dissected live on webcast by New Zealand Scientists.

At the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, a team of scientists will be thawing and dissecting a giant squid between 28 – 30 April. For those interested a live video cam from the tank and dissection room can be viewed on Webcast, beginning at 3.00pm.

The link to the Museum site is here.

This link is a fact sheet on the Colossal Squid.

It will be a fascinating experience for all who are interested to watch. For more details click the link on the page which takes you to all the information on the catch and details of the Colossal squid . It is the largest male specimen to be caught and is an exciting find for the museum.

This link has further details on the squid from Te Papa archives.

A New Zealand fishing boat, the San Aspiring, caught the colossal squid in February 2007, in the Antarctic waters of the Ross Sea.

UPDATE: May 8, For an overview of the information on the squid the resource page is linked here


~ by abstraktbiblos on Monday, 28 April, 2008.

One Response to “Giant squid dissected live on webcast by New Zealand Scientists.”

  1. to my knowledge the sex of the specimen is still unknown, due tot the fact that the Colossal Squid is still in several folds, and April 30th will be the day when it is unfolded!!

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