Paul the octopus has died

tonmo

Titanites
Staff member
Webmaster
Joined
May 30, 2000
Messages
9,318
Location
Pennsylvania
#1

CaptFish

Colossal Squid
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 9, 2009
Messages
2,833
Location
South Florida
#2
2 1/2 years...interesting.... was he a cold water Vulgaris, if such a beast exists?

...The eight-tentacled undersea creature...
ARMS! :roll:
 

djkaty

Vampyroteuthis
Registered
Joined
Jul 16, 2010
Messages
308
#3
This was on the Norwegian news today. I was gutted, almost sad, especially since it was Paul that got me interested in the first place. They said on the news he was born on Jan 20th 2008 or something like that, so, he's had a good run.
 

DWhatley

Certified Ceph Head For Life
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Sep 4, 2006
Messages
20,052
Location
Gainesville, GA
#5
I know the Mediterranean is much colder than the Caribbean but I am not sure how it compares to the Pacific.
 

Nancy

Titanites
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 20, 2002
Messages
5,656
Location
Dallas Texas
#6
Paul was important to all of us who love cephalopods - he was obviously gentle and appeared to be
intelligent. This is in contrast to how octopuses are often portrayed in films or on some TV shows.

I was reading the German newspapers and learned that Paul's body has been frozen (which is the fate of many Tonmo octopuses) prior to being cremated. His ashes will be placed in an urn, and the urn in a monument to Paul near his home aquarium.

Paul has an understudy, Paul II, who will occupy Paul's old tank. This new octopus is no relation to Paul, but will attempt to follow in Paul's footsteps by making predictions.

Nancy

RIP Paul:angelpus:
 

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
19,278
Messages
201,424
Members
8,210
Latest member
branane

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV (2011): Terri
TONMOCON V (2013): Jean
TONMOCON VI (2015): Taollan
TONMOCON VII (2018): ekocak

About the Monty Awards
Top