Wednesday Squid Blogging: Giant Squid Dissection Live on the Web

Tomorrow, in Australia.

EDITED TO ADD (7/16): More news.

EDITED TO ADD (7/22): A final note:

...the poor museum volunteers, the hardy souls who showed the members of the public around, explained what was going to happen, and led them to their seats. Raise your glass to ...

the super calamari giblet exhibition docents.

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 5:23 PM • 7 Comments

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mozJuly 16, 2008 6:49 PM

I guess they assumed they could get away with obscurity because squid blogging doesn't happen till friday. Just goes to show the hackers will do anything to spread horror movies. Don't try to blame this one on your open WLAN, Mr Schneier.

Aussie Calamari LoverJuly 16, 2008 8:24 PM

Mr Schneier,

You forgot that we Aussies are ahead in time. The broadcast begins in 5 minutes! Hurry!

iwanttocomebackasamalegiantsquidbutafastonesoicanavoidbeingeatenbyafemaleinabadwayJuly 17, 2008 1:52 AM

"Cannibal squid dissected live on internet"
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/07/17/...

"The male of the species has a penis which is approximately 1.5 metres in length and operates like a nail gun, shooting sperm into the arm of the female."

yonodelerJuly 17, 2008 1:10 PM

According to the linked ABC.net.au/news/ article, “… the deep sea creature is a [sic] ancestor of the common snail.” I'll have to ponder the implications of that statement, but I can say that squid (some of them, anyway) put on a bigger light show and get higher action movie billing.

I was disillusioned years back when I learned that squid engage in cannibalism. (A public television nature program showed one squid species in the act.) I'm glad Homo sapiens has never sunk to such animalistic behavior.

LeeHJuly 22, 2008 9:39 PM

'the super calamari giblet exhibition docents'

Love it. An encrypted message to Mary Poppins?

Lucy at Te PapaJuly 31, 2008 9:14 PM

Still interested in big squid?

Next Wednesday NZ time - that might be Tuesday for you Te Papa is moving our Colossal squid out of formalin and moving it to its new display tank.

The livewebcast is only for 1 day on Wednesday 6 August starting 9am NZ time (USA: Tuesday, 5 August 2pm to 5pm, UK: Tuesday , 5 August 10pm).

Check out the full programme on Te Papa's website.

Hope you can join us!

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