Colossal Squid workshop

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  1. myopsida

    myopsida Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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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.
     
  2. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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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.
     
  3. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    I'd certainly watch a webcast of that!
     
  4. daviddickinson

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    Webcast - yes please
     
  5. robyn

    robyn Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Yes please! A webcast would be fantastic.
     
  6. Octavarium

    Octavarium Wonderpus Registered

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    We demand a webcast! No honesty, I'd love to see it as I know many friends of mine that arent even on this site would like to also.
     
  7. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    I misread the title of this post to say
    colossal squid (worship)

    Nevertheless, im looking forward to the webcast as well!
     
  8. eheupel

    eheupel Larval Mass Supporter

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    Sign me up for a webcast!!

    I would watch it as well! I know of at least three people here who would watch it.
     
  9. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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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.
     
  10. 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
     
  11. Octodude

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    Yes! Please. Webcast if possible, podcast would be cool, too.
     
  12. Cephalopodia

    Cephalopodia O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    That sounds so cool! I'll take the day off to be there!!:smile:
     
  13. gjbarord

    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    I would definitely watch a webcast of that?

    Times??

    Greg
     
  14. Cephalopodia

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    True. What time do the lectures start?
     
  15. 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
     
  16. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Ze Ob vill be zere
     
  17. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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

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    Definitely interested
     
  19. 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
     
  20. MikeyJ

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    That would be fascinating, please webcast/podcast if you can :)
     

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