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Giant Squid: One Species at a Time

An illustration of a giant squid (Architeuthis dux)

Glenn Rankin/Smithsonian Institution

How do you get two dead giant squid the size of a school bus from a fishing boat in Spain to Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.? Call in the U.S. Navy! In this episode of the One Species at a Time, find out how Operation Calamari unfolded and how the museum managed to put their new giant squid on display.

Encyclopedia of Life and Atlantic Public Media