Where can you get up close and personal with a colossal squid, a sea monster from the deep? You might want to pay a visit to Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum, which contains the world’s only preserved complete colossal squid specimen. This squid was discovered in the Antarctic, and is the heaviest invertebrate in the world, with lengths up to 20 feet and weighing up to a thousand pounds. Now that’s a creature you don’t want to mess with.
A frenzy of flashing tentacles tornadoes next to the Calvert Island dock, as tens of thousands of squid put on a sensual performance. So dim the lights and join us for Squid Sex 101. www.hakai.org Producer and Editor - Katrina Pyne. Videographer - Wayne Jacob Additional videography by Grant Callegari, Tavish Campbell, Zach Monteith, Keith Holmes, and Derek Van Maanen North America graphic by Mark Garrison Squid mating graphic by Yoko Iwata Squid anatomy graphic by Dave Carlson