SQUIDCAM II

Steve O'Shea

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Yup. We had intended to have SQUIDCAM III up and running before July 14, to coincide with an expected release date for a new giant squid documentary on Discovery Channel. The documentary appears to be delayed (when I checked the DC web site for this date, then for the rest of the month, I noted that it was not scheduled yet).

We were diving yesterday (the middle of our winter, in 20 knot wind gusts ... rather unpleasant), looking for various things, one of which was squid egg masses to allow us to start this work all over again. Unfortunately we didn't find any, although I am aware that the squid (Sepioteuthis australis) have now entered the harbour, ultimately to deposit their eggs on kelp. We are off again on Thursday coming, weather permitting, and hopefully will soon have something here to commence the culture work all over again.

Once we have the eggs and I incrementally increase the temperature in the tanks (currently 13°C ... brrrrrrr) to ~ 18°C, then the eggs should start hatching in ~ 3 weeks. So, within a month we'll have SQUIDCAM III operational again. I'll close this thread down and we'll start anew.
 

Steve O'Shea

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Shortly SQUIDCAM III will be up and running, but we'll have no squid babies for at least 3 weeks.
 

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