Clyde Roper: Squid Hunter - Eyeball to Eyeball

Smithsonian Institution

Dr. Clyde Roper, squid expert, explains how he developed a passionate interest in the giant squid (Architeuthis dux) in this excerpt of "Eyeball to Eyeball," an episode of Errol Morris' First Person television series. Roper, fueled by his early beginnings as a lobster fisherman off the coast of New Hampshire, has dedicated his career to studying these fascinating squids from the depths of the ocean. He's also gone on several expeditions to try to film the large cephalopods, which you can read about in his blog post

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