Giant Pacific Octopus, Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco, CA | Via: 500 noise

Giant Pacific Octopus, Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco, California. by 500 noise.

Apparently being an octopus handler is a high-stress job, because you get really attached to your subject, but they only live two years at most.

Apparently being an octopus handler is a high-stress job, because you get really attached to your subject, but they only live two years at most.

Images from the Giant Pacific Octopus exhibit at the National Aquarium

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crookedindifference: Giant Pacific Octopus

Giant Pacific Octopus The largest octopus is the Pacific Giant Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini. According to data from a 1987 Masters Thesis from J. Cosgrove, the Pacific Giant Ocotopus can reach a weight of over 150 pounds

Did you know that giant Pacific octopuses get “attached” to their aquarists? These intelligent animals recognize our staff and may even embrace them after a long absence.  -- Octopus hug <3

Did you know that giant Pacific octopuses get attached to their aquarists in a good way? These intelligent animals recognize the staff and may even embrace them after a long absence. Please do not judge them for their looks.love is love!

Though these slimy, slinky eight-armed mollusks are a bit creepy  they have no skeleton so can morph their body to squeeze through tight spaces  they can be quite endearing. For one thing, they're probably the most intelligent of all invertebrates (they're very good at getting out of tanks when kept as pets) and their staring eyes have a soulful look about them.

Photos: See the World's Cutest Sea Creatures

The most intelligent invertebrate - octopus. One species even uses coconut shells to build shelters. User of tools, anyone?

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