Story: Octopus and squid

Colossal squid (1st of 2)

Colossal squid

The first intact colossal squid to be brought ashore was retrieved from the Ross Sea, south of New Zealand. The specimen, pictured here with scientist Steve O’Shea, was immature, and is probably half to two-thirds adult size.

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Photograph by Kathrin Bolstad

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How to cite this page:

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/7936/colossal-squid (accessed 18 November 2017)

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