Colossal Squid Dissected

Colossal squid are the world’s heaviest invertebrate, yet they are rarely seen. Many aspects of their biology remain a mystery to us.

Scientists from Auckland University of Technology and Otago University were excited to have the chance to examine Te Papa’s latest specimen – only the second intact colossal squid found, ever! But how and why do scientists study such a giant species?

Colossal squid – find out more