The Colossal Squid 

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Te Papa has the world’s only complete Colossal Squid specimen.

  • It was found and frozen in Antarctica in February 2007
  • It was defrosted and examined in April 2008, watch video of the webcast and read the blog
  • It will go on display at Te Papa in December 2008 - Find out more about the exhibition
  • Find out more about the differences between octopuses, giant and colossal squid, and about colossal squid life and habits, learn about our specimen and watch video of the thaw and the lecture series. Keep track of what is happening with our squid on Te Papa’s blog.

    You can buy reproductions of all our squid images from our Picture library.