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Posted 23 January 2007 - 08:06 PM

In Search of Giant Squid - Delaware Museum of Natural History

January 20 - April 29, 2007

For centuries, it has inspired fantastic tales and legends. It struck fear in the hearts of sailors and seafarers. A fierce predator, it is the world's largest invertebrate at up to 60 feet long, with eyes the size of volleyballs.

Discover one of the most elusive and fascinating creatures of the sea when you go In Search of Giant Squid.

˜ View the first-ever footage of a Giant Squid caught on video,
˜ Examine a real-life Giant Squid beak and suckers,
˜ See how you compare in height relative to a Giant Squid,
˜ Discover the Giant Squid's unique hunting methods and its battles for survival against its nemisis, the Sperm Whale.

Special Opening Day Activities

Individuals visiting the exhibit's opening on Saturday, January 20, will experience a day full of activities and presentations relating to the In Search of Giant Squid exhibit. Dr. Clyde Roper, Curator of this Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit and one of the world's foremost experts on cephalopods, including the Giant Squid, will present "Who's Chasing Whom? The Search for the World's Largest Calamari, the Giant Squid," in the Museum's Mini Theater at 1:00 p.m. He will also lead a fun and educational Make-A-Squid Puzzle activity at 2:00 p.m. Families will be able to construct life-size puzzles of squid including a Giant Squid and participate in squid-related crafts. Throughout the day, special Discovery Channel programs on the Giant Squid will be shown in the DuPont Auditorium, providing even more interesting information, including pictures of the first-ever Giant Squid caught on camera.

In Search of Giant Squid has been developed by the National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in partnership with the Discovery Channel. This exhibition is made possible by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

More info: http://www.delmnh.org

Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
P.O. Box 3937
Wilmington, DE 19807-0937
Phone 302 658 9111
Fax 302 658 2610
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