Construction Notice:
The Visitor Center will be closed from December 5 through January 31st for some significant construction.  We hope to turn OctoCam into ConstructionCam at that time - stay tuned!

OctoNews

Octopuses are short-lived, and we generally keep them for only a few months before returning them to the ocean, usually when they begin to show signs of senescence (old age). Because of that, we are always looking for live octopus donations from crabbers, fishermen, divers and others who inadvertently catch these curious animals when they climb into their traps or nets in search of food. Contact us if you have an octopus to donate.

Please note: The Octocam view is occasionally cloudy (due to maintenance on the HMSC's seawater systems, for instance) or dark, and we sometimes have to take the cameras down for repair or replacement. If you can't see a good image, please revisit us in a day or two. We may also darken the tank by covering it when the Center is closed, to give the octopus time to rest.

View into the Tank (North Side)

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View into Tank (South Side)

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Learn More by Visiting our OctoFAQ - Frequently asked questions about our octopus guest

Check out our previous octopus, Montgomery, enjoying some fun with a toy watering can during his quarantine with our Aquatic Animal Health Program.