Tag Archives: Giant Pacific Octopus

Giant Pacific octopus protection update

In November of last year news reports of the killing of a giant Pacific octopus near Alki Point raised questions about the possible need for protective measures for the species. The Aquarium called for a review of options by the more »

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Octopus Week a hit with young visitor

The Seattle Aquarium’s annual Octopus Week event came to a close on February 24—but not before it made some wonderful memories for plenty of Aquarium visitors, including a 4-year-old boy named Jacob. Jacob was in Washington to visit his grandmother more »

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Octopus Venom

Last Wednesday morning our female giant Pacific octopus, Squirt, was given a Dungeness crab as a special treat. Although busy dismantling this big meal, she was still taking additional food during the noon and 4pm feedings. Note the large vertical more »

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Octopus Blind Date

Tuesday, February 14 Time: 12pm (noon) Watch what happens when sixteen arms, six hearts (three hearts each) and two giant Pacific octopuses meet on Valentine’s Day. Rocky, the big male giant Pacific octopus pictured on the left and Mayhem, pictured more »

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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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