Velma, a sweet octopus who was very popular with our visitors, was released on Aug. 20, 2014. While we look for another octopus, we'll clean the tank and have other creatures on display.Previous Octopuses:
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.
Velma was released on Aug. 20, 2014.
Raven was released on March 18, 2014.
Please note: The Octocams are occasionally taken down for maintenance and repairs. If you find the video unavailable, please try again later.
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.