First photograph of an entire giant squid
Last updated: September 4, 2017 at 1:03 am
1873 – Rev. Dr. Moses Harvey (1820-1901) took a photo of an entire giant squid in his bathtub in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Rev. Dr. Moses Harvey was a prolific author of articles on Newfoundland and Labrador. He was particularly well known for his writings on the giant squid (a.k.a. devil fish). The eight-metre (27 ft) giant squid was caught in a fisherman’s net in Logy Bay. The carcass was sent to Yale University where it was used to publish the world’s first accurate description and illustrations of the giant squid.