Tag Archives: Giant Pacific Octopus

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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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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