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POULSBO’S NEWEST RESIDENT

The Poulsbo Marine Science Center has a new resident in one of its tanks —  a juvenile Giant Pacific male octupus. The orange cephalopod was found by recreational divers Kris Tafte and Steve Blazina near Port Townsend this weekend. Aquarium Director Patrick Mus said the octopus is between three and 10 months old, and will most likely live for up to four years. Mus and other divers have been looking for an octopus since December. The critter eats crabs and was found inside the hollow of a log. “It’s healthy as the day is long,” Mus said. “It’ll generate a lot of smiles.” Those 10 years old and younger can stop by the center and enter a naming contest. The center is open Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Brad Camp/Staff photo
The Poulsbo Marine Science Center has a new resident in one of its tanks — a juvenile Giant Pacific male octupus. The orange cephalopod was found by recreational divers Kris Tafte and Steve Blazina near Port Townsend this weekend. Aquarium Director Patrick Mus said the octopus is between three and 10 months old, and will most likely live for up to four years. Mus and other divers have been looking for an octopus since December. The critter eats crabs and was found inside the hollow of a log. “It’s healthy as the day is long,” Mus said. “It’ll generate a lot of smiles.” Those 10 years old and younger can stop by the center and enter a naming contest. The center is open Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— image credit: Brad Camp/Staff photo

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