Attention on Deck! (j/k)

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  1. Arik_the_Red

    Arik_the_Red Cuttlefish Registered

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    Hiya Tentacular Folks!

    My real name is Aric (yah, don't mind sharing that bit).

    I grew up on the southern Oregon coast. My first years of life were in Port Orford, OR, followed by moving to Reedsport, OR, around the age 7 and finishing my school years there.

    For the first 3 years of life my family lived on Coast Guard Hill, the site of a former US Coast Guard Station - http://www.portorfordlifeboatstation.org/ .

    In the late 1960s the lifeboat house (lost to a fire in the late 1970s) was a marine research facility for Oregon State University. Up until the fire it looked like this:

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    My father used to take me down to the boathouse (long, steep stairs into the cove...) and the marine biologist had a local octopus there as a pet.

    This place has always been one of my favorite haunts when in Port Orford. In 2005 I contacted the marine biologist, Bob Courtright as I had and still have a bit of a project related to the station. He wrote back as follows:



    Bob Courtright has two business interests:
    http://www.bassprolures.com/
    www.arthatchery.com

    A little later I'll share my own first-hand encounter with an octopus when paying one of my many visits to the closed down lifeboat station (before the fire).
     
  2. daddysquoc

    daddysquoc Wonderpus Registered

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    i feel so bad about that poor octo. :sad::sad::sad:

    and absolutely furious at those fishermen :mad::mad::mad:

    makes me feel sick at how cruel they must have been to it. :mad::mad::mad:
     

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