23 Jul 2020

Whakaari giant squid dissected in Auckland

From Checkpoint, 5:55 pm on 23 July 2020

A massive deep sea squid caught near Whakaari/White island is the subject of much scientific excitement today.

A group of marine experts gathered in Auckland for the dissection of the rarely caught cephalopod - the class of molluscs that includes cuttlefish and octopus.

RNZ reporter Jean Bell and visual journalist Dan Cook went along to see the creature.