Clyde Roper: Squid Hunter - Architeuthis

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Smithsonian Institution

Dr. Clyde Roper recounts the tale of his encounter with a giant squid specimen (Architeuthis dux) that was found washed up on a Massachusetts beach in this excerpt from "Eyeball to Eyeball," an episode of Errol Morris' First Person television series.  After the giant squid was found, it was transported back to the Smithsonian’s national collections in Washington, DC.

Watch Eyeball to Eyeball and the Over-Sized Anatomy of the Giant Squid, other excerpts from the series, to learn more about the giant squid.