Valentine's Day: Giant Pacific Octopus Encounter

Oregon Coast Aquarium

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Octopuses live along the rocky shores and in tide pools, where they prowl the ocean bottom in search of crab, scallops, clams and other crustaceans. Their soft bodies are extremely flexible, allowing the animal to squeeze in and out of even the narrowest crevice. Their venomous parrot-like beak and the ability to eject ink into the water to blind other animals are some of the octopus’s most effective defensive and predatory tools. Perhaps just as effective, however, is the animal’s intelligence and adaptability. Although it was assumed for years that octopuses were unintelligent creatures, recent studies have demonstrated the animal’s ability to use simple tools, identify individuals, navigate mazes and access both long- and short-term memories. Pre-registration is required. Minimum of two participants and maximum of eight. Participants must be at least eight years or older and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult over 21 years of age. Call 541-867-3474 or purchase online.
  • Event Category Other Bodies of Water , Aquariums, Nature Programs
  • Event Cost More than $20
    $35 for Members, $45 for Non-Members.
  • Event Ages 6-9, 9-12, 12+

Event Location

Oregon Coast Aquarium

2820 SE Ferry Slip Road
Newport, OR 97365

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(541) 867-3474

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