- Reflections on the Successful Search for the Giant Squid BLOG POST
Giant Squid Caught Live On Screen I have been at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History since 1966, studying and reporting on all kinds of octopuses and squids ... ...
Jan 22 2013 - 6:59am
- In Search of the Giant Squid LESSON PLAN
Smithsonian Institution In this series of lessons, worksheets and activities, students will get acquainted with the habits, biology, and range of the giant squid. Students will understa ... ...
Nov 24 2009 - 12:50pm
- Head to Foot LESSON PLAN
NOAA The lesson begins with a broader introduction on new species discovered around seamounts, then narrows down through mollusks to focus on squids. Students research and write reports ... ...
Nov 24 2009 - 12:48pm
- Giant Squid Sucker PHOTO
This close-up photo shows the tough, serrated ring around the opening of a giant squid sucker. The ring is made of chitin—the same material that’s in your fingernails. Using suction, ... ...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:30am
- Humboldt Squid Shoots Ink PHOTO
A humboldt squid ( Dosidicus gigas ) -- also known as the jumbo squid -- releases a cloud of ink at night in Mexico's Sea of Cortez. These large, carnivorous squids ca ... ...
Oct 11 2012 - 1:34pm
- Close-up of Giant Squid’s Radula PHOTO
This scanning electron micrograph magnifies the tiny teeth that cover the surface of the giant squid’s tongue-like organ, or radula . Seven rows of sharp teeth help direct tin ... ...
Sep 12 2012 - 10:45am
- Female Giant Squid PHOTO
The larger of two giant squids on display in the Smithsonian's Sant Ocean Hall , this female was caught in a fisherman's net off the coast of Spain in 2005. It was p ... ...
Sep 4 2012 - 10:00am
- Australian Giant Cuttlefish PHOTO
The largest of the cuttlefish species, Australian Giant Cuttlefish ( Sepia apama ) delight scientists each year as they gather in masses to spawn in northern Spencer Gulf, ... ...
Aug 22 2012 - 9:45am
- Octopus Shoots Ink PHOTO
An octopus shoots ink in defense as it swims away from a scuba diver. An octopus shoots ink in defense as it swims away from a scuba dive ... ...
Aug 2 2012 - 5:57pm
- Camouflaged Octopus Blends In PHOTO
Octopuses can change the texture and color of their skin to blend in with their surroundings. This day octopus ( Octopus cyanea ) has shaped itself like seagrass or some co ... ...
Aug 2 2012 - 5:36pm
- Octopus Shows Off Its Siphon PHOTO
This common octopus ( Octopus vulgaris ) doesn't have a jetpack to help him zoom through the water, but he's got something pretty close: a siphon that shoots wate ... ...
Aug 2 2012 - 4:18pm
- Octopus Eating a Crab PHOTO
A veined octopus ( Amphioctopus marginatus ) briefly leaves its hiding spot, a seafloor shell, to devour a crab. A veined octop ... ...
Jul 25 2012 - 3:10pm
- California Market Squid PHOTO
Two California market squids, Loligo opalescens , mate in the waters off of California's Channel Islands. While spawning, the males' arms blush red as he embrace ... ...
Jul 23 2012 - 9:30am
- Bioluminescent Octopod PHOTO
The yellow bioluminescent ring on this female octopus ( Bolitaena pygmaea ) may attract mates. Bioluminescence is an important adaptation that helps many deep sea a ... ...
Jun 4 2012 - 10:55am
- First Scientific Illustration of Giant Squid PHOTO
Published in 1882 by Yale Professor A.E. Verrill, this is the first scientific illustration of a giant squid. More about the giant squid can be found in the Giant Squid section ... ...
Jan 26 2010 - 11:46am