Aquarium Octopus Returning to Puget Sound

Photo Opportunity

When: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:30am

Where: Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101

Enter through the main entrance. Meet the divers in the Puget Sound Hall. Dive will take place off Pier 59.

Who: Aquarium dive team and Casper, a giant Pacific octopus.

What: Meet the team of divers that will escort Casper, to his new home in Elliott Bay as they gear up for this adventure. Divers will suit up in the Puget Sound Hall starting at 11:30am. Guests will be able to interact with the divers-learn about all the dive equipment and ask questions about the octopus as well! Then follow the team as they make their way into the chilly waters with their VIO – Very Important Octopus. Watch live video feed and learn all about the life styles of the largest species of octopus in the world!

Additional highlights of Octopus Week:

  • Saturday, 2/22 at noon, another octopus, Freckles, will be released.
  • Divers swim with an octopus on 2/16 and 2/23 at noon in the Window on Washington Waters exhibit. Get a one-of-a-kind view of an octopus and learn amazing facts about this iconic Puget Sound animal.
  • Octopus weigh-in on Wednesday, 2/19 at 1:30pm. How does one weigh a slippery, suckery, and boneless giant Pacific octopus? Come see for yourself at this demonstration during Octopus Week.

About the Seattle Aquarium
Founded in 1977 and located on Pier 59 in the heart of Seattle, Washington, the nonprofit Seattle Aquarium serves as the largest platform for ocean conservation and engagement in the Pacific Northwest. With a mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, it leads educational, conservation and regional research initiatives for a healthier planet. A thriving and vibrant Aquarium is a key part of Seattle. Help secure the Aquarium for years to come by donating to the Resilience Fund at

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Tim Kuniholm
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