Giant Squid and Squid Expert

Dr. Clyde Roper lies next to a giant squid specimen.
© Ingrid H. Roper

Dr. Clyde Roper, Smithsonian zoologist and squid expert, tries to measure up to a giant squid specimen (Architeuthis) from New Zealand. The squid wins. More about the giant squid can be found in our Giant Squid featured story.