Story: Octopus and squid

Juvenile giant squid

Juvenile giant squid

It was not until September 2005 that an adult giant squid was photographed in the wild. But four years earlier, New Zealand scientist Steve O’Shea caught some tiny (9–13 millimetre) juvenile giant squid off the Kaikōura coast. This one survived only a few days in captivity.

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Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, 'Octopus and squid - Squid in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7935/juvenile-giant-squid (accessed 20 November 2017)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, published 12 Jun 2006