We currently do not have an octopus on exhibit. While the octopus is away, we will have skates in the tank. The big skate is the largest species of skate in the waters off North America. They are found along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Baja California, typically from the intertidal zone to a depth of 120 meters, and feed on benthic invertebrates and small fishes.
We like to keep a backup octopus for when the tank's occupant needs a break or is ready to be released back into the ocean to breed. We gladly accept live octopus donations from the fishing community, recreational fishers, tide poolers and beach combers who have a state-issued shellfish license. Contact our aquarist if you have an octopus to donate.