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Life and times of the giant squid


The large deepsea squid shown above triggered its own photograph on a special undersea camera used by Antartic Division scientists during their last expedition to Heard Island, and mimics the movements of the true Giant Squid which was photographed for the first time recently by Japanese scientists.

Hobart-based Liz Turner, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the Tasmanian Museum in Hobart, Rosny Collections and Research Facility, says “For the world to be able to see the photographs of a live Giant Squid is a huge leap in the quest for knowledge about these gargantuans of the oceans”.

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Birds of Heard Island


The bleak landscape of Heard Island, with its volcano, glaciers, and volcanic soils, is an isolated outpost which happens to be home for hundreds of thousands of birds — including several species of albatross, skua and petrels. Photographer Roger Kirkwood captured their many moods here.

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