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Title Inside Nature's Giants: Giant Squid - Series 2, Ep 1 of 10 / Director: Dugan, David
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Series Inside Nature's Giants ; Series 2, Episode 1
Summary This BAFTA award-winning series gets under the skin of the largest animals on the planet to uncover their evolutionary secrets. Experts in comparative anatomy and evolutionary biology put some of the most popular and enigmatic large animals under the knife.The first episode examines one of the biggest yet most mysterious animals on Earth - the giant squid. Long thought to be the stuff of legend, it was only in the late 19th century that it was first officially recorded by scientists, after one leviathan squid washed up on a beach in New Zealand.Related to slugs and snails, this monster from the deep, along with its cousin the colossal squid, is the largest invertebrate in the world. It has never been filmed in its natural habitat hundreds of metres down, but occasionally specimens are brought to the surface by deep-sea trawlers.Joy Reidenberg and Mark Evans fly out to New Zealand to join a team of experts and dissect a rare specimen of a giant squid and a bizarre octopus that inhabits the 'midnight zone' over a kilometre deep, where there is no light at all. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) *Series Return* M (A,L) CC Follow the conversation on Twitter #SBSdoco
Event Broadcast 2012-06-17 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Giant squids.
Marine animals -- Behavior.
Marine biology -- Study and teaching.
Squids -- Morphology.
New Zealand.
Form Streaming video
Author Dugan, David, director
Evans, Mark, host
Watt, Simon, host