Today at noon we removed the barrier separating our male and female octopuses on exhibit for our Octopus Blind Date! After our female octopus, Mayhem, played hard to get for a little bit, both animals came together. Our female Mayhem will be released as part of Octopus Week on the 18th, followed by Rocky, our male on the 25th.
Watch what happens when sixteen arms, six hearts (three hearts each) and two giant Pacific octopuses meet on Valentine’s Day. Rocky, the big male giant Pacific octopus pictured on the left and Mayhem, pictured on the right will meet on Valentine’s Day when the Plexiglas barrier between their two sides is removed for an Octopus Week preview event - Octopus Blind Date. Aquarium biologists set the mood with decorative hearts, roses and romantic music a