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Giant Pacific Octopus: A Bicolor Cutie

Last week our oldest octopus, Mayhem, thrilled visitors with a display that demonstrated the characteristic chromatic control typical of the giant Pacific octopus. For about 10 minutes, most of the right side of her body was patterned with a mottled more »

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Critter News: Pacific Red Octopus

It’s our newest Octopus rubescens (Pacific red octopus). She is only a few ounces of cephalopod beauty, but her venom packs a punch. According to scientists such as Roland Anderson and Roger Hanlon (author of Cephalopod Behavior), the bite of more »

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Fun Animal Facts: Giant Pacific Octopus

Scientific name: Enteroctopus dofleini What do you call more than one octopus? Although many believe the correct plural form of octopus is octopi, it’s actually octopuses. Weight: Octopuses average 60 pounds, but they can weigh up to 150 – with more »

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