Photos from my visit to the NRCC

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  1. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi all,

    I was on vacation in Galveston, Texas earlier this week. Yes, I enjoyed the ocean! Also stopped in at the National Resource Center for Cephalopods (NRCC) to see what cephs they have right now.

    Here are some pics of a young Giant Pacific Octopus (GPO) and also a round tank with cuttlefish: S. pharaonis. The cuttle tank has a little window and they look through it. I found this quite fascinating!

    The GPO is quite friendly, as you can see. I was happy to hear from Cristal that the staff in the labs play often with the GPOs - two older ones (one with eggs) and the younger one in these pics.

    There were a few S. officinalis but many more tanks of pharaonis, which, although larger, is more friendly and can live in warmer water.

    I'll post more photos later..

    Nancy
     
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    Those are amazing, Nancy! Can hardly wait for more!
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice pics, Nancy! Sounds like you had an excellent time!

    Carol
     
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    Welcome back Nancy!! Thanks for sharing the pics of that beautiful GPO.
     
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    Great photos Nancy. Thanks!
     
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    Omg, im so jealous. Lol, did you get to touch the GPO as well? One day I want to visit the NRCC.
     

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