The Search Goes On . . .

"If we went out to capture a giant squid today, we still wouldn't know exactly where to look."

To replace these unknowns with facts, scientists at the National Museum of Natural History are collaborating with researchers from the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Museum's squid squad is building and studying a national squid collection. Currently, it totals about 100,000 specimens from around the world.
Photo of Clyde, Mike Vecchione, and Mike Sweeney in collections area surrounded by squid

Photo credit: Harold Dougherty/National Museum of Natural History

Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

Smithsonian Giant Squid Overview Page

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