- Nov 20, 2002
Saturday, Jess and I took off for Baltimore Aquarium on a whim. We arrived there around 2Pm stayed till 6 PM and went back the next morning, at 9AM. If you ever get the chance to visit, our timing was absolulely perfect. The crowds were just about non existant! We spent several hours in front of the GPO tank! I found out she had laid non-fertile eggs several months ago and had continued to eat. She was exhibiting the typical behavior of an octo nearing the end of her life, which was sad, but gave people a fantastic look at every part of her body as she was climbing around her tank, and even trying to swim. I was told she's about 3 to 4 years old. Her size was amazing and her largest sucker had to be almost 3 inches, plus. Flashes are not aloud so the only shot I was able to get was of her suckers as she passed by the top of her tank. We also observed a very pregnant dolphin who is supposed to be due end of March, early May! Amazing she was still as active as the rest of the pod with the belly she had!