Dissecting a Giant Squid

A giant squid dissection
G. Jackson Tanner/Smithsonian Institution

Dr. Clyde Roper (top left), of the Smithsonian Institution, and scientists from NOAA and the Delaware Museum of Natural History dissect a giant squid specimen donated by NOAA. Everything we know about the biology of giant squid comes from dissecting and studying dead specimens. More about the giant squid can be found in our Giant Squid featured story.