Special Delivery: Giant Squid

How does a giant squid get from the ocean to your favorite museum? LET’S FIND OUT.

As you’ve probably figured out, I’m a HUGE museum nerd. I recently discovered a wonderful webseries produced by the American Museum of Natural History called SHELF LIFE. I’ve always been fascinated with giant squid (okay, obsessed is probably a better word for it) so when I came across this video I knew I had to share it. In it, we see all kinds of behind-the-scenes info on how museums work, how new specimens are collected and ultimately displayed in museums, and most importantly, all the cool stuff we can learn from these bits and pieces of animal parts!

(I especially love how customs decided to classify a massive shipment of giant squid as “sushi” so the museum could avoid paperwork holdups and huge costs!)

Enjoy!

Do you dig nerdy science? You can check out more episodes of SHELF LIFE here!

 

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