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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- Common Octopus have absolutely no bones, which means they can squeeze through holes as small as a ten pence piece!
- The legendary ‘Kraken’ may be a myth, however the Giant Pacific Octopus can grow up to 50kg, and more impressive still is the Giant Squid weighing in at 1 ton and 30 meters long!
- Octopus blood is blue. They have three hearts and one of the smartest brains in the ocean!