Don't miss our current giant Pacific octopus: Sashay (named by a visitor), who enjoys spending time front and center in the tank where visitors can see her! !
We generally keep our octopuses for only a matter of months before we release them back into the wild, usually when they begin to show signs of senescence.
Miss Oscar was released Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Aurora was released Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
Squirt was released Friday, December 14, 2012.
Pearl was released on July 7, 2012.
Ursula was released in December of 2011.
Please note: The Octocams are up and down while we replace the computer that controls the video. We hope to have them back soon, better than ever, and with an extra view inside the tank!
Visitor Julia Rask caught some great video footage of our previous octopus, Ursula, cleaning her suckers during a November 2011 visit. If you look closely, you can see the infertile eggs she had laid hanging from the tank's front wall:
For more information about the exhibit and octopuses in general, see our OctoFAQ.