groan, i know.

here she be, the giant squid that is currently pickling quietly in our parking building.  the container used to be used for transporting live sharks, and is shaped accordingly, regardless of coffin resemblance.  kind of appropriate now though.  this is one of the larger specimens i’ve seen – probably would have been about 10m in total, from the tip of the fins to the ends of the tentacles (which seem to be missing).  it was frozen when it arrived, thawed overnight, and has now been submerged in and injected with 5% formalin.  and as you can imagine, it smells noice.  the eyes are in very good condition though, which is unusual for a trawl-caught specimen.


Giant squid