Only two Giant squid have ever been washed ashore in England. Although half-a-dozen have come ashore in Scotland and Ireland or been caught in nets in the North Sea, the tale of England’s Architeuthis is a curious one.
Early on 14 January 1933, a group of bathers spotted a rather strange, inert...
What follows is TONMO.com's exclusive interview conducted 5/10/02 with marine biologist Dr. Steve O'Shea. Subsequent to this, for several years, Dr. O'Shea was a member of the TONMO.com Staff.
TONMO.com: How did you get into this field?
Steve O'Shea: By a series of complete accidents. My...
Webmaster thoughts on the first photos of living giant squid, in 2005.
Note: Tony welcomes discussion on this article in this thread on our forums.
By Tony Morelli
Last updated: 10/1/05
I've been maintaining TONMO.com as a cephalopod interest site since 2000. Since then...
By Dr. Steve O'Shea
Note: Steve welcomes discussion in TONMO's Architeuthidae forum.
Earth and Oceanic Sciences Research Institute
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92 006
Auckland, New Zealand
ARCHITEUTHIS BUOYANCY AND FEEDING
Here we present a little scientific...
Gut contents of a giant squid Architeuthis dux (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida) from New Zealand waters
By Dr. Steve O'Shea and Dr. Kat Bolstad (Tintenfisch)
Authored: May 2, 2003 / Posted: Jan. 2, 2006
Note: Steve and Kat welcome discussion in TONMO.com's Physiology & Biology forum.
K. S. BOLSTAD...
Map: Larval Architeuthis Distribution Off New Zealand (1985-2000)
Map and Architeuthis photo provided by Dr. Steve O'Shea
Don't miss Dr. O'Shea's article on Architeuthis Reproduction, or the Giant and Colossal Squid Fact Sheet.
Architeuthis (Giant Squid) reproduction, with notes on basic anatomy and behavior
By Dr. Steve O'Shea
Last updated: 03/28/03
Note: Steve welcomes discussion in the Physiology & Biology forum.
Architeuthis (Fig. 1, left) is basically an eating and breeding machine. A look inside the cut-open...
An analysis of the size of the largest cephalopods: Architeuthis and Mesonychoteuthis
Authored by Dr. Steve O'Shea and Dr. Kat Bolstad
Steve and Kat are members of the TONMO staff. You can communicate with them both in our Cephalopod Science forums.
INTRODUCTION TO FACT SHEETS
:x This guy (see attachment) was found stranded dead on a beach a couple of days ago, 50 km East to the place where I live in South Africa (Hermanus, Western Cape)... but I only learnt it today through the local weekly newspaper. I can't believe it!
It is said to be 4m long and 200kg heavy. The...