Beautiful Peet (GPO)

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  1. Taollan

    Taollan Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Here is Peet:
    She is a 17 lb, 5.5 foot giant Pacific octopus.
     

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    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    :welcome: to TONMO Taollan !!

    Is that GPO by any chance yours?
     
  3. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi Taollan...

    tell us more

    welcome to TONMO.com :)
     
  4. Taollan

    Taollan Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Well, she is mine as much as she is anyone's... I am a marine bio student doing research in the feeding ecology of GPO's in the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound, Washington. This is the first of the GPO's I collected and kept for 3 months (just released her a week ago friday) to observe feeding habits . Here you see her in a 500 gal flow through tank at the marine station where I do my research. If there is any more info you want, let me know..
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Taollan and welcome to TONMO.com! :welcome:

    That counts! So you've been keeping a GPO! Any interesting stories or observations for us? Will you be keeping another one soon?

    I love those flow-through systems - just think what it would be like to do water changes in such a big tank!

    Please keep us posted!

    Nancy
     
  6. erich orser

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    :welcome: Taollan!

    Doubly-blessed: not only do you get to do hands-on research with GPOs, but you're located in the gorgeous San Juan archipelago!
     
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    Eleven years ago I caught my first first octopus, a giant Pacific octopus near Rosario Beach Marine Lab. This was an event the launched me towards a career devoted to studying these animals. A week after releasing that octopus I made my first post here at TONMO, posting this picture of the octopus we had named OctoPeet, or just Peet for short. On the latest episode of Octopodium I relate the story of how I caught Peet.
     

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