Thursday, April 03, 2008
A Nautical Post
A specially preserved giant squid has gone on display in Paris.
The squid, 6.5m (21.5ft) long, has undergone plastination, which means its liquids have been replaced by a polymer.
The process, which took two-and-a-half years and cost 65,000 euros ($100,000; £50,000), is designed to make the preserved squid look as natural as possible.
The creature is a gift from New Zealand, where it was fished out of the deep seas in 2000.