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New Giant Pacific Octopus arrival – Summer 2022

Bristol Aquarium welcomes its newest member, a Giant Pacific Octopus!

Giant Pacific Octopus come from the Northern reaches of the Pacific Ocean where the waters are icy cold. Octopuses have a set of unique characteristics about their biology which adds to their unusual and intriguing appearance. They have eight arms and three hearts that pump copper-rich blue blood around its body.

Our new arrival is just a juvenile at the moment but can grow to be the size of an average car at 16ft from arm tip to arm tip!

The new Giant Pacific Octopus is now on display as of July 2022 and is ready to be seen at Bristol Aquarium. We currently don’t know its sex and is currently nameless so get your thinking caps on if you have any good name ideas!

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