Only two Giant squid have ever been washed ashore in England. Although half-a-dozen have come ashore in Scotland and Ireland or been caught in nets in the North Sea, the tale of England’s Architeuthis is a curious one.
Early on 14 January 1933, a group of bathers spotted a rather strange, inert...
What follows is TONMO.com's exclusive interview conducted 5/10/02 with marine biologist Dr. Steve O'Shea. Subsequent to this, for several years, Dr. O'Shea was a member of the TONMO.com Staff.
TONMO.com: How did you get into this field?
Steve O'Shea: By a series of complete accidents. My...
Webmaster thoughts on the first photos of living giant squid, in 2005.
Note: Tony welcomes discussion on this article in this thread on our forums.
By Tony Morelli
Last updated: 10/1/05
I've been maintaining TONMO.com as a cephalopod interest site since 2000. Since then...
By Dr. Steve O'Shea
Note: Steve welcomes discussion in TONMO's Architeuthidae forum.
Earth and Oceanic Sciences Research Institute
Auckland University of Technology
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Auckland, New Zealand
ARCHITEUTHIS BUOYANCY AND FEEDING
Here we present a little scientific...
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...
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.
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...
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
:x This guy (see attachment) was found stranded dead on a beach a couple of days ago, 50 km East to the place where I live in South Africa (Hermanus, Western Cape)... but I only learnt it today through the local weekly newspaper. I can't believe it!
It is said to be 4m long and 200kg heavy. The...
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So... we have some giant squid in the freezer that we need to examine, and we're planning to do them across the week of June 16-20. With a little luck, we'll be able to have a live video feed of the event (which will take place here at AUT) for some or most...
This squid needs no introduction. Commonly known as the giant squid, Architeuthis are found around the world. It is unclear how many species there are in this genus, it ranges between 1 and 3 usually.
This image was originally posted on TONMO years ago, but the link has since died.
I'm into 3D computer modeling, and am trying to find some good clear reference images to use in modeling a variety of squids, particularly architeuthis. Good line drawings showing the essential details would probably be easier for me to work from than photographs. A set of...
Does anyone know about the theoretical growth limit of Architeuthis or Mesonchyoteuthis? Do cephs in general grow to a limit, then stop growth (a sharp curve that reaches a limit) or do they continue to grow throughout their lifetime (a sharp curve that levels off but continues to...
Tintenfisch and I are actually in Wellington right now, giving talks at the National Museum of New Zealand (they have the colossal squid on public display for a week).
After our talk yesterday we went back into the freezers (as you do) and pulled out a ~15kg lump. It proved to be another...