Saturday, February 17, 2007

Saturday Morning Nature Blogging

Many years ago, long before the Birch Aquarium, I worked for the Scripps Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UCSD. One day, I had to transfer a giant octopus from one tank to another. This involved lowering the water level in the first tank allowing easier access to collect the octopus by reducing the free area for it to move around and simplify prying its tentacles off of anything it would grasp to resist capture, including the walls and glass of the tank. Did I forget to mention this was done barehanded? I would have been much more concerned about this task if I knew it could do this:


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