Inside Nature's Giants: Giant Squid

Inside Nature's Giants: Giant Squid

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 9:00pm

Dr. Joy Reidenberg discovers the evolutionary secrets of the giant squid.

Credit: Courtesy of Mark Evans

Examine one of the biggest yet most mysterious animals on Earth — the giant squid. Inside Nature’s Giants, airing Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 9 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524), reveals the evolutionary secrets and anatomical mysteries of one of nature’s largest animals. The team travels to New Zealand to examine one of the biggest yet most mysterious animals on Earth — the giant squid. Delving into its three hearts, razor-sharp beak, tooth-covered tentacles, and bizarre reproductive system, the team explores the anatomy of a deep-sea alien that’s never been observed in the wild.

(NOTE: The animals dissected in Inside Nature’s Giants died naturally in the wild or in zoos, or were from officially sanctioned culls.)



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