A giant squid will be the focus of attention at Te Papa next month as it is defrosted.
The colossal squid was caught on a fishing vessel’s long line in Antarctic waters.
As soon as it was caught it was placed in a deepfreeze at the national museum.
The fish is an incredibly rare find, because in 20 years’ of deep-sea fishing in Antarctica only three whole specimens have been caught.
Te Papa said that it is possible that after scientists have looked at it the squid will go on public display.