Oregon Sea Grant's aquarists released our giant Pacific octopus into Yaquina Bay this week. She had been in a tank at our Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center. We keep the octopuses on exhibit until they appear to be approaching the end of their lives, at which time they are ready to reproduce. We release the octopuses so they can do that in the wild. Octopuses reproduce only once in their lives.
OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, Aquatic Animal Health Program
Oregon Sea Grant's aquarists released a giant Pacific octopus into Yaquina Bay on July 14, 2020. The octopus, known as GPO 19-02, had been in a tank at the p...