Monster Haul

A NZ fishing crew has caught an adult colossal squid, one of the world’s most aggressive and mysterious predators. The 450kg monster, with eyes the size of dinner plates and razor-sharp hooks on its tentacles, is the first intact specimen of its kind to be successfully landed. Previously, fragments of colossal squids have only been found in the stomachs of sperm whales. “The scientific community will be very interested in this amazing creature,” said Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton in Stuff. The frozen squid is to be transferred to Wellington’s Museum of New Zealand, where it will be preserved for further analysis.


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Natural History Museum Returns Moriori Remains

Natural History Museum Returns Moriori Remains

London’s Natural History Museum has returned 111 Kōimi T’chakat Moriori (Moriori skeletal remains) to New Zealand, as part of the largest single repatriation of such remains to date. The remains of the…