MBL’s Carrie Albertin appeared on the “Chicago Tonight” news program (WTTW) to reveal what her team learned from sequencing the giant squid genome.
By Patty Wetli
The severed arm of a giant squid, hauled in by a fishing vessel off the coast of New Zealand, may have had little value as seafood to its captors, but it has proven to be priceless to researchers in their attempt to unlock the mysteries of one of the ocean’s most elusive creatures.
Photo: A model of a giant squid in Glover’s Harbour, Newfoundland. (Robert Hiscock / Flickr)