Dr. Clyde Roper

Preview Squid expert Dr. Clyde Roper examines specimens stored in jars in the Smithsonian collection.
(Chip Clark/Smithsonian Institution)

Smithsonian Zoologist Dr. Clyde Roper, the world's foremost authority on giant squid, explores the squid collection at the National Museum of Natural History. He is passionate about giant squid and has traveled the world studying dead specimens on beaches and in museums and searching for living squid. More about the giant squid can be found in our Giant Squid featured story.