Giant Pacific Octopus
One astonishing fact about the octopus is its physical and mental skills. Also, they are able to squeeze through a space as small as a pound coin, change the colour and texture of their skin, solve simple problems and are very good at escapism!
Should an octopus be discovered it will release a cloud of black ink to obscure its attacker’s view. This will give it time to escape. The ink will also dull the attacker’s sense of smell, which will give the octopus another unfair advantage – it’ll be difficult to find again!
The Giant Pacific Octopus is part of our 2013 special exhibit "Octopus Garden" >
Things to Do
- Find out what he likes to eat!
- Try to spot his big powerful suckers!
- See his long arms grabbing and touching all around him!