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Colossal Squid workshop

myopsida

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Date; 1-2 MAY 2008
VENUE: Te Papa (Wellington, New Zealand)
Topic: Colossal & giant squid (click on the link for the full story)

Following the thaw and examination of the 495 kg specimen of colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) on 30th April, Te Papa WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND will have a lecture series with speakers including Dr Steve O'Shea, Dr Tsunemi Kubodera, Kat Bolstad and Peter Batson and others on giant, colossal squid and other deep-sea beasties.
The examination may be broadcast via webcast if there is interest, but we need know if there is enough interest out there!

Lectures will be free - no booking necessary - first come basis. If there is enough interest we may be able to arrange priority seating. Sorry for the short notice. You can find additional information on this squid at the Te Papa website here.)

You can also find a tremendous amount of information on giant and colossal squids here, in addition to all manner of other information on squid and octopus in general.

Alternatively, there is a possibility of a second lecture series when the specimen goes on display in late 2008 (Nov-Dec) - indication of interest would help.
 

Steve O'Shea

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Thanks Myopsida.:smile:

This is exciting news. For those not familiar with New Zealand, the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is also known simply as Te Papa.

Now I have to get the colossal and giant squid fact sheets updated. There goes my weekend. All for a good cause.
 

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I'd certainly watch a webcast of that!
 

DWhatley

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What time will it be presented? Any chance there can be a video posted in lieu of or in addition to a webcast? I know every member here would like to see the whole thing.
 

Rob Romero

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Yes!!!

Would love to hear the webcast -will it be repeated for various time zones? or will there be a link (is this a stupid question?)

Rob Romero
 

Clem

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Well, I'd love to watch a webcast, mostly to see if a certain Dutchman was pulling my leg about being there. (So jealous. Seriously.)

Clem
 

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Thanks Myopsida! Definite interest here. I can help promote this as well.
 

Jean

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I would love to come but will be teaching......sigh, so I would be most interested any web/podcasts you would see fit to send out! PLEASE someone take pictures and post!

J
 

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