Incredible Suckers

Web & Print Resources

Web Sites

Ocean Planet: In Search of Giant Squid
An interactive Web exhibit, via the Smithsonian Institution, on Dr. Clyde Roper’s quest for live giant squid.

The Cephalopod Page
FAQ and a wealth of information about these creatures.

Basic information and references about cephalopods.

Cephalopod International Advisory Council
A cephalopod research group.

Smithsonian Institution Research Information System
A searchable bibliography of secondary sources.

North East Atlantic Squid Stocks
A report on squid fishing in the Atlantic ocean.

Kaikoura @ National Geographic
A feature on the New Zealand underwater canyon where giant squid are believed to reside.


Doubilet, David. “Beneath the Tasman Sea.” NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, January 1997, 82-100.

Conniff, Richard. “Clyde Roper Can’t Wait to be Attacked by the Giant Squid.” SMITHSONIAN, May 1996, 126-136.

Puente, Maria. “Testing Waters to Learn More about Giant Squid.” USA TODAY, February 1, 1996.