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        The Giant Squid

        The giant squid was 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 meters down, but occasionally specimens are brought to the surface by deep-sea trawlers.  From the moment the dissection team set eyes on the rare specimen of a giant squid, they are fascinated by the alien anatomy.

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        Squid Brain

        Discover that the giant squid has a throat that dives through the middle of its brain.

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        Squid Ears

        Can squid hear? They do not appear to have ears, but deep inside of them there are tiny bones that suggest that they do.

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        Squid Eyes

        Join the dissecting team as they piece together the puzzle of why the giant squid has such enormous eyes.

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        Squid Hearts

        Discover that the giant squid has three hearts that power blue blood through a muscle-filled jet-propulsion cloak.

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        Squid Limbs

        Discover how the giant squid hunts, how it jets through the water, and how its quick-fire beak pulverizes food.

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        Squid Skin

        Investigate how squid are masters of disguise and survive underwater warfare using camouflage, ink jets, and spectacular light shows.

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