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Architeuthis (Giant Squid) reproduction, with notes on basic anatomy and behavior By Dr. Steve O'Shea Last updated: 03/28/03 Note: Steve welcomes discussion in the Physiology & Biology forum. Architeuthis (Fig. 1, left) is basically an eating and breeding machine. A look inside the cut-open...
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Mar 28, 2003
Steve O'Shea
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By Dr. Steve O'Shea Note: Steve welcomes discussion in TONMO's Architeuthidae forum. S. O'SHEA Earth and Oceanic Sciences Research Institute Auckland University of Technology Private Bag 92 006 Auckland, New Zealand ARCHITEUTHIS BUOYANCY AND FEEDING Here we present a little scientific...
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Mar 15, 2003
Steve O'Shea
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By Dr. Steve O'Shea Note: Steve welcomes discussion in TONMO.com's Opisthoteuthidae forum. S. O'SHEA Earth and Oceanic Sciences Research Institute Auckland University of Technology Private Bag 92 006 Auckland, New Zealand The most often-cited distinction between a squid and an octopus is in...
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Mar 15, 2003
Steve O'Shea
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You can read posts from Dr. O'Shea in our Cephalopod Science Forums. My interests are many, but my love for the sea is the strongest and started way back when I was 4 (a couple of years ago). We lived right on Onetangi Beach, Waiheke Island, out in the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand...
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Mar 18, 2004
Steve O'Shea
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A guide for marine biologists studying giant squid By Dr. Steve O'Shea Auckland University of Technology, Earth and Oceanic Sciences Research Institute, Private Bag 92 006, Auckland, New Zealand. Note: Steve welcomes discussion in TONMO's Architeuthidae forum. Architeuthis is a leviathan...
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Mar 30, 2003
Steve O'Shea
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(Mollusca: Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae) with comments on egg-mass susceptibility to damage by fisheries trawl New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 2004, Vol. 31: 161–166 0301–4223/04/3102–0161 © The Royal Society of New Zealand 2004 Z03030; Online publication date 12 May 2004 Received 24 July 2003...
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Dr. Steve O'Shea, Dr. Kat Bolstad
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May 12, 2004
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An analysis of the size of the largest cephalopods: Architeuthis and Mesonychoteuthis Authored by Dr. Steve O'Shea and Dr. Kat Bolstad Steve and Kat are members of the TONMO staff. You can communicate with them both in our Cephalopod Science forums. INTRODUCTION TO FACT SHEETS To ensure...
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Dr. Steve O'Shea, Dr. Kat Bolstad
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Apr 6, 2008
Steve O'Shea
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Gut contents of a giant squid Architeuthis dux (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida) from New Zealand waters By Dr. Steve O'Shea and Dr. Kat Bolstad (Tintenfisch) Authored: May 2, 2003 / Posted: Jan. 2, 2006 Note: Steve and Kat welcome discussion in TONMO.com's Physiology & Biology forum. K. S. BOLSTAD...
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Dr. Kat Bolstead
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May 3, 2003
Steve O'Shea
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The giant octopus Haliphron atlanticus (Mollusca: Octopoda) in New Zealand waters DISCLAIMER Steve's made available a copy of his manuscript on the giant gelatinous octopus (Haliphron atlanticus) from New Zealand for anyone to read and comment on if they are so inclined. He's done this as a...
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Mar 8, 2003
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By Steve O'Shea Auckland University of Technology New Zealand June 10, 2003 Introduction The following is a basic step-by-step rundown of squid-handling procedures (from receiving the specimen to preserving it) that I have found effective for fixing giant cephalopods, particularly...
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Jun 11, 2019
Steve O'Shea
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Map: Larval Architeuthis Distribution Off New Zealand (1985-2000) Map and Architeuthis photo provided by Dr. Steve O'Shea Don't miss Dr. O'Shea's article on Architeuthis Reproduction, or the Giant and Colossal Squid Fact Sheet.
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Mar 26, 2003
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A Guide to Frequently Used Characters, Character States and Measures Last updated: 11/27/02 Frequently cited anatomical characters, structures, organ systems, measures and ratios employed in descriptions of cirrate and incirrate octopods are depicted in figures 1-6: Figure 1 (click image...
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Nov 27, 2002
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