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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Squid Workshop will be Televised

I mentioned before that this was a possibility, and with an overwhelming response - the Te Papa museum and Discovery Channel have announced that the examination of four giant squid (Architeuthis dux) and one colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) currently on ice in the Te Papa collection will be will be webcast. Additionally they will be filmed for a Discovery Channel documentary that will be released in late 2008.

The webcast will be live on the Te Papa and Discovery Channel websites: April 28-29 the four giant squid will be examined. On April 30th the colossal squid examination will be webcast. The seminars will be on May 1st and 2nd -- but no news on whether those will be webcast or not.

More details in Te Papa's media release.


  1. Oops, I did not see this post at first. I'll add extra information there too then. The webcast will start on Sunday 27 morning and last till Wednesday night 30, covering all the dissections and the thawing.
    The seminars will be recorded and available from our website afterwards. It might take a few days to get them up there, so please be patient :)
    Stay tuned on:

  2. Oh even better!!!
    Now I don't have to skip my final project presentations.

    Thanks for the update Florence!


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