For Souther California Residents

Discussion in 'Diving & Ceph Encounters' started by Joe-Ceph, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Joe-Ceph

    Joe-Ceph Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    12
    I was at the Birch aquarium in La Jolla (San Diego) on Saturday, and they were doing a breeding experiment with their Giant Pacific Octopus. They had put a large female in with the male they normally have, and the male was very active, trying to convince her to mate with him (and not kill and eat him). I've never seen so much of him, and it was great to see a large female. I don't know how much longer they'll keep them together, but you should check it out if you can.
     
  2. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,364
    Likes Received:
    7
    Sounds great! I was there last summer and the GPO they had looked terrible. Cork-screwed and very pale, eyes were very dull. The GPO at the Sea World there on the other hand was very lively.

    Hope she isn't a Dominatrix!
     
  3. Keith

    Keith Vampyroteuthis Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    0
    The one i saw a few years ago at monterey bay was not very healthy looking either.
     
  4. marineboy

    marineboy Wonderpus Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have yet to see the new octopus at sea world, but it is definetley on the to-do list for this summer. Whenever I used to visit Sea World as a kid I would always ask them if they had an octopus exhibit and was very disappointed that there was not one. I am so happy they finally have one though and I hope there arms stretch out to even more of the cephalopod family.
     
  5. Keith

    Keith Vampyroteuthis Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    0
    sea world is hella cool. i havent been there in like a decade.
     

Share This Page