Kōrero: Deep-sea creatures

Giant squid

Giant squid

This 300-kilogram female giant squid (Architeuthis species) is being examined by marine biologist Steve O’Shea. Caught on the Mernoo Bank north-east of Banks Peninsula in 1998, it measured 10 metres. Giant squid spend most of their life in deep water and can move at up to 40 kilometres per hour.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1998/0438/21
Photograph by Craig Simcox

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paddy Ryan, 'Deep-sea creatures - The mesopelagic zone', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5245/giant-squid (accessed 6 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Paddy Ryan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006