Giant Squid from Myth to Museum

 

15:00-15:45 Interstellar Ideas on the Green, Planet Positive
Saturday 18 June

In legends and stories where they can take down ships and strike fear into the hearts of sailors, giant squid are thought of as mythical, monstrous beasts. Join Curator Jon Ablett to hear about the reality of giant squid, what we know about them (and what we don’t know!), how scientists have long been fascinated by their discovery, and how an enormous 8.62m specimen called Archie ended up in the NHM collections…