Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Other Archys in the news
London's Natural History Museum has a new exhibit starring their own Archy (spelled with the more traditional "ie."
One of the biggest and most complete giant squids ever found is on display at London's Natural History Museum.

Measuring a monstrous 8.62m (28ft), the squid was caught off the coast of the Falkland Islands by a trawler.


The team nicknamed the creature Archie, after its Latin name Architeuthis dux, but they may have to revise this after finding out that the squid is probably female.

It took several months to prepare the squid for display.

The link has a picture and a video of the critter. I'm impressed.

Giant squids are in the news are always cool (being created in the image of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and all). Now that there is one on public display, it's only a matter of time before PZ Myers organizes a pilgrimage.

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