SQUIDCAM II

Steve O'Shea

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Check it out:

http://www.thesciencesite.info/squidcam.shtml

The first thread, SQUIDCAM, has been closed so that we can move on to SQUIDCAM II. As a first post I've included a couple of images of one set of Sepioteuthis australis eggs that I collected several weeks ago, at a depth of 20 feet on Carpophyllum weed off a group of Islands in the Hauraki Gulf, here off Auckland, New Zealand.

Eggs of this species have proven to be extremely difficult to find this winter; strange things happening in our waters. This particular set of eggs is due to hatch in ~ 2 weeks. Another bunch collected about three weeks earlier are currently hatching.

These photos were taken by a dive buddy, Dr Iain Anderson, from another Auckland University, the 'University of Auckland' (just up the road from us). Iain has written a number of books over here, and is presently writing an article (for a popular magazine here) on our efforts to catch and ongrow these and other squid, and leaps at any opportunity to get out in the boat, have a dive and use his sensational camera equipment to get images. He's taken some dynamite shots of the hatching squid, but I'll not be able to post these for at least a week.
 

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WhiteKiboko

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Spiffy... hope things go at least as well (if not way better) than last time....
 

erich orser

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Can't wait for the hatching pics! (The sound of tentacle clubs applauding)
 
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Hi there;
We have 8 baby S .australis swimming happily this morn.
It seems a few of em have lanced themselves on our only piece of equipment thats inside the tank, the mesh covered overflow.
/Not sure where the squidcam will fit in an already crowded wetlab, but im sure everyone wants to see these cuties. :razz:
 
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Here's a pic of the eggs that Steve O collected for me 2 weeks ago, in our tank system.
The nodes are now showing and developing nicely, should start to see eye spots in a fornight.
 

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Looking good!

Hoping to watch how these wee ones develop.

Are there many changes to the rearing system?
 

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