Saturday, August 21, 2010


Clyde F. E. Roper is a senior emeritus zoologist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. On his bucket list: to be the first person to see a living giant squid. He has organized many expeditions and is the world's foremost expert on Architeuthis (geek speak for giant squid). Of his lifelong quest he has said, "We have the tools and the know-how. Now all we need is the squid."

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