Tag Archives: Octopus

More than meets the eye: octopus age and maturity

We can look at another human being and estimate their age pretty easily—but it’s not so simple with octopuses. Scientists haven’t yet found a reliable way to identify the age of giant Pacific octopuses (or GPOs), since no part of more »

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The Seattle Searocks Hawktopus prepares for NFSea Championship

The Seattle Searocks have been preparing for Sunday’s NFSea Championship game against the Green Bay Prawns, by fine tuning their tackling techniques. And who better to demonstrate, then Seattle Aquarium’s very own, Hawktopus. He can squeeze through any hole in more »

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Seattle Aquarium hosts second biennial giant Pacific octopus workshop

Over 70 octopus experts and enthusiasts gathered at the Seattle Aquarium on Saturday, March 29 for our second biennial giant Pacific octopus (GPO) workshop. The day-long event highlighted current research on Enteroctopus dofleini, the world’s largest species of octopus. Included more »

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Seattle Aquarium featured on Scientific American blog

The Aquarium’s “Octopus Blind Date” event was featured on the “Octopus Chronicles” section of the Scientific American  blog—on Valentine’s Day, appropriately enough! The article described our ever-popular, annual attempt to help sparks fly between a male and female octopus, as more »

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Join the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival December 26-January 5

Come to the Seattle Aquarium for Winter Fishtival, where we’ll feature different sea animals and fun activities each day. This free event is included with Aquarium admission, no reservations necessary. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the holiday break with more »

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