1. Sordes

    My new Mesonychoteuthis illustrations

    Hi everyone, perhaps some of you remember that I´ve drawn an illustration of Mesonychoteuthis in 2011 for "The Encyclopaedia of New and Rediscovered Animals" by my good friend Karl Shuker. Some time ago I started digital painting, mainly of marine life. I wanted to make a remastered version...
  2. 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...
  3. Sordes

    New video of living Colossal squid videotaped from trawler

    Here is an apparantly quite new video taken from board of a Rutrawler. It shows a Mesonychoteuthis feeding on a tootfish caught on a long-line: There are several things I find quite interesting about it. First of all, the squid moves extremely sluggish, what fits well with the supposed...
  4. Tintenfisch

    Here comes another colossal

    Hi gang, We are finally able to reveal that a new specimen of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni will be examined at The National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, on 16 September. The science team will include the usual suspects from AUT and we'll be doing another live webcast on the day. I...
  5. tonmo

    Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni from 1981

    Alexander Remeslo is the copyright owner of this famous photo of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni (Colossal Squid). We've been exchanging emails and he gave me permission to share this photo and also his story - (I've only edited it for grammar per his request; he is from Russia). Click to enlarge...
  6. tonmo

    [News]: Very Large Colossal Squid Caught

    Jim Anderton (NZ Fisheries Minister) has announced the capture of an enormous Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni specimen. It was caught in Antarctica and is now in NZ. Story is here: Amazing specimen of world's largest squid in NZ :meso:
  7. tonmo

    Mesonychoteuthis Photo Contributions

    Kat Bolstad (a.k.a. Tintenfisch) has generously contributed some of the finest photos from the Mesonychoteuthis photo sessions back in April 2003. Attached are those photos, but they may not be reprinted or reused without permission. Any permission for reuse must be secured with Kat...
  8. 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...
  9. Tintenfisch

    Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis) Pictures

    Here are some close-up, more detailed shots of the Mesonychoteuthis than you'll find in the syndicated stories. Unfortunately I can only post three at a time... These are overviews of the whole animal, and the beak.