1. Before the first footage of a giant squid in its deepwater habitat airs tomorrow, get a closer look at our giant squidone of the few specimens housed in a museum in North America. 

    It was brought to the Museum, frozen, in 1998, after commercial fisherman accidentally caught it in a fishing net off the coast of New Zealand. At 25 feet long, the squid is stored behind the scenes in a large steel tank. Read on here.

  2. Another stained specimen from the scientific collection, photographed by Denis. 

    Another stained specimen from the scientific collection, photographed by Denis. 

  3. This is a Lethocerus cordofanus. Denis shot this specimen for use in an article about the Museum’s collection of insects. 

    This is a Lethocerus cordofanus. Denis shot this specimen for use in an article about the Museum’s collection of insects.