Common Octopus

SEA LIFE Blackpool’s common octopus is named Paula as she is the same species as Paul – the octopus who predicted the World Cup scores! Paula will be doing the same for the 2014 World Wup and already practised and correctly predicted the outcome of the 6 Nations matches at the start of 2014.

Paula collects crustacean shells and other objects to construct fortresses, or "gardens," around her lair with her 8 intertwining arms, and double rows of suckers.

New for 2014

Join us in Octopus Hideout. The octopus has astounding physical and mental skills, and here you have the chance to test your own! In the bright, exciting and challenging Octopus Hideout, nothing is necessarily what or where it seems to be. Can you find ‘The Admiral’ our Giant Pacific Octopus hiding in its lair – make sure you don’t miss him

Join us daily at 4:30pm to watch the Octopus in Octopus Hideout feed

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Last entry 1hr prior to closing

Every day
10am - 4pm

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0871 222 6933
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