A giant Pacific octopus is agile and smart, armed with eight sinuous tentacles that are studded with suction cups. Thanks to Charlene Boarts for this beautiful photo!  Learn more about “Tentacles” our special exhibition opening this spring.

Giant Pacific octopus, Reefs & Pilings, Octopuses & kin, Enteroctopus dofleini at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Tell me, O Octopus, I begs, Is those things arms, or is they legs? I marvel at thee, Octopus; If I were thou, I’d call me Us! ~Ogden N...

Giant Octopus _Animal They belong to the class Cephalopoda, which also includes squid, octopuses and nautiluses.reference to their unique internal shell, the cuttlebone.

Images from the Giant Pacific Octopus exhibit at the National Aquarium

staceythinx: “ Images from the Giant Pacific Octopus exhibit at the National Aquarium ”

Did you know that giant Pacific octopuses get “attached” to their aquarists? These intelligent animals recognize our staff and may even embrace them after a long absence.  -- Octopus hug <3

Amazing : Did you know that giant Pacific octopuses (octopi?:) get “attached” to their aquarists—in a good way? These intelligent animals recognize our staff and may even embrace them after a long absence.

crookedindifference: Giant Pacific Octopus

crookedindifference: Giant Pacific Octopus The largest octopus is the Pacific Giant Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini. According to data from a 1987 Masters Thesis from J. Cosgrove, the Pacific Giant Ocotopus can reach a weight of over 150 pounds

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My latest fascination has lots of legs, no bones and a beak – can you guess?

Seattle Aquarium - Google+ Juvenile giant Pacific octopus at the Closer Look Table at the Seattle Aquarium.

Juvenile giant Pacific octopus at the Closer Look Table at the Seattle Aquarium.

Baby GPO by eli_wolpin Baby giant pacific octopus in the water column.

Baby GPO by eli_wolpin Baby giant pacific octopus in the water column.

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