Studying Giant Squid

Smithsonian Zoologist Dr. Clyde Roper (rear) and museum specialist Mike Sweeney examine the mantle of a dead giant squid. Everything we know about giant squid comes from studying specimens found washed up on beaches, floating in the ocean, or caught in a fishing net. More about the giant squid can be found in our Giant Squid featured story.


©Ingrid H. Roper