In February of 2007, Captain John Bennett and the crew of the long-liner , San Aspiring, hauled up a 4.2 m, 495kg Colossal Squid instead of their usual catch of toothfish in the icy cold Ross Sea. This specimen will shortly take pride of place in Te Papa.
Now, journey along with John as he and his crew head back down south in the Antarctic Chieftain for the next fishing season. John will give an insight into this exciting (and cold!) world of Antarctic fishing with regular updates. Learn about the boat, the crew and the fish thousands of miles south of New Zealand in the iceberg ridden Ross Sea. Read about the Antarctic Chieftain’s journey and see photos of the crew at work.