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Giant Pacific octopus symposium

This Saturday, the Seattle Aquarium will be hosting its second biennial symposium and workshop on giant Pacific octopus. The day promises to be full of interesting information about these charismatic creatures, as I expect we’ll be hearing from scientists and educators alike. The symposium is open to the public, with a registration fee of $40. If you’re interested and in the Seattle area, come join us! ¬†Here’s the link.

Sites and Critters

Octopus Life, Death, and Birth at Three Tree Point

I wanted to briefly highlight the video below. It is the result of many months of hard work by Drew Collins, Myra Wisotzky, and others, to document the late life cycle of a particular giant Pacific octopus this winter. The individual they followed lived in a tire reef structure at Three Tree Point, just south of Seattle. The video is beautiful and the story compelling; it needs little introduction. Enjoy!