While Discovery Channel were filming off New Zealand for a sereis âChasing Giants- on the trail of the giant squidâ with cooperation of NIWA they filmed for the first time juvenile (Architeuthis) in the laval stage, ranging in size from nine to 13mm.
NIWA, marine biologist Dr Steve OâShea, is planning in the future to keep the larvae alive and raise them to giant size adulthood.
Squid egg masses have been sighted at the Poor Knights in recent years. They are a different species than Architeathis. Visit www.wadedoak.com to view picture.