Relive The Te Papa Squid Dissection

The Te Papa Squid webcast of the colossal squid dissection is now up for your long term viewing pleasure. To bad smell-o-vision still isn’t a reality or you could really “live” the entire experience.

Dr. M (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

4 Replies to “Relive The Te Papa Squid Dissection”

  1. This thing was great. I’m no expert, but I know what I like, and I like watching kiwis cut up tentacles the size of fire hoses.

  2. I do so wish I could get this running on a mac – I’ve downloaded VLC, but to no avail it seems. Safari and Firefox don’t dig the ASX format either, apparently. Does anyone have any advice?

  3. Downloading Media Player also didn’t seem to help, sadly; pasting the target URL into the “Open URL…” field in WMP looked promising for a moment, until the program helpfully informed me that “There has been an error.” Too bad, as well – I just watched the MV dissection of the giant squid last week, and I was hoping to continue the trend of watching folks from the southern hemisphere slice into massive cephalopods.

Comments are closed.