Here comes another colossal

Tintenfisch

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Hi gang,

We are finally able to reveal that a new specimen of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni will be examined at The National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, on 16 September. The science team will include the usual suspects from AUT and we'll be doing another live webcast on the day. I will post the direct link as soon as I have it. In the meantime updates are being posted here.

This specimen is reported to be of similar size to the 2009 one, and in very good condition. We have plans for extensive sampling depending on a number of factors--we'll aim to learn as much from this one as we possibly can before it gets fixed!
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Here we go again... Hurrah!
 
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If I am correct I saw the first one when it came to tampa MOSI with the sea monsters revealed. It was very big"Dont remember exactly but I think something like" 28'. The whole sea monsters revealed was great and I would suggest anyone going if it comes close to you. Although I left a little note in there comment section telling them it was not "octopuses" And the debate of the name for multi octopus continues LOL
 

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Or it didn't happen :) Is this one frozen/encased in a 1m3 box, again?
 

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SIGH..........I AM SOOOOOOOOOOO JEALOUS!!! Our mutual student (Tyler) better take good pictures for me or I'll trash his draft thesis proposal..........just joking!!! I will check in when I am not teaching! Might even put it up for the kids as we are doing a deep sea programme called Deep sea denizens!
 

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At dinner.... Has it started?? :o
 

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@Tintenfisch and @GPO87 measuring the arms... 104.5... Four-right is 102..... Then 123 (missed the number)...

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Interviews...

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@Heather Braid says she does a lot of typing when she's not working directly with squid :smile:

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@GPO87 says there are 90 species of squid in NZ... and now, back to the tank!

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...measuring the eye soon...

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