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All you’d want to know about the colossal squid – from its anatomy, to how it was found.
See the only colossal squid on display in the world at Te Papa.
We have one colossal squid on display, but did you know we have three colossal squid specimens in our collection?
Discover all about the anatomy this deep sea beast. Learn about it's massive eyes, sharp beak, and long hooked tentacles.
We know very little about the colossal squid’s life history, diet, or behaviour, because they live at extreme depths in freezing water, but here's what we do know...
Watch highlights from a colossal squid examination at Te Papa as specialists in squid biology from Auckland University of Technology undertake research on this rare find.
Giant squid, colossal squid, and octopus are all molluscs. Learn what their differences are.
Learn the basics of coding and create a game that explores the life of the colossal squid.