1. England’s Architeuthis

    England’s Architeuthis

    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...
  2. Dr. Steve O'Shea Interview

    Dr. Steve O'Shea Interview

    What follows is'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 Staff. How did you get into this field? Steve O'Shea: By a series of complete accidents. My first...
  3. Editorial: The '05 Living Architeuthis Photos

    Editorial: The '05 Living Architeuthis Photos

    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 Introduction I've been maintaining as a cephalopod interest site since 2000. Since then...
  4. Architeuthis Buoyancy and Feeding

    Architeuthis Buoyancy and Feeding

    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...
  5. Giant Squid Gut Contents (Cannibalism)

    Giant Squid Gut Contents (Cannibalism)

    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's Physiology & Biology forum. K. S. BOLSTAD...
  6. Larval Architeuthis (Giant Squid) Distribution Map (From 1985-2000)

    Larval Architeuthis (Giant Squid) Distribution Map (From 1985-2000)

    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.
  7. Architeuthis (Giant Squid) reproduction

    Architeuthis (Giant Squid) reproduction

    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...
  8. Giant Squid and Colossal Squid Fact Sheet

    Giant Squid and Colossal Squid Fact Sheet

    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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    [Featured]: Architeuthis (Giant Squid) Sightings

    :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...
  10. Bronze giant squid sculpture

    Bronze giant squid sculpture

    'Legend' $16,500.00 USD Ships from San Francisco worldwide. Limited edition bronze of 20 - Year released - 2012 Bronze giant squid sculpture dimensions: 42" H X 28" W X 25" D
  11. Tintenfisch

    Extra! Extra! Live (broadcast) giant squid event coming up on 18 June

    (Edited to add link) Hi everyone, 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...
  12. tonmo

    Giant Squid Video Viewing Party - Live Thread!

    It's on tonight! Click here if you've been under a shell for the past few months and need some background. This is our live viewing thread. Are you ready? We are!
  13. GPO87


    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. Tolweb...
  14. G

    Giant Squid footage on History Channel They say its over 100ft ?:confused: :sink:
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    Our latest Architeuthis

    We have another Giant Squid. Here are some pics...
  16. CarlS

    Scaled reference drawings of architeuthis?

    Hi everybody, 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...
  17. Fujisawas Sake

    Age vs. Theoretical Growth Limit

    Hello All! 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...
  18. Steve O'Shea

    Architeuthis again (never a dull moment in New Zealand)

    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...
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