TGIF: A Passionate Affair With a Squid

Hat Tip to Matt for pointing us to this post at Ectoplasmosis. Two parts beautiful and three parts disturbing you’re unlikely to forget this video for the rest of the day. It somehow seems a fitting video following my previous post. It tells the story of one man’s love for the giant squid…which is still illegal in California.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

2 comments on “TGIF: A Passionate Affair With a Squid
  1. This is absolutely beautiful. I love it for the craftsmanship as well as the story. Probably important to note the animation was directed and animated by Lisa Barcy.

    At YouTube she mentions in the comments section that this is part of a larger animated film called “Mermaid”. I would love to see it on the big screen.

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