Luxe Beat Magazine has published our latest Third Age Expeditions column: Realm of the Giant Pacific Octopus.
The largest giant Pacific octopus ever found reportedly weighed 600 pounds and measured 31 feet (9.5 meters) from tentacle to tentacle. Though disproportionately strong for their size, as demonstrated by one enterprising 40-pound octopus at the Seattle Aquarium who once escaped after moving a 60-pound weight from the top of its tank, giant Pacific octopus need not be feared. In the wild, they have proven themselves to be shy, intelligent, gentle and harmless creatures. West Coast scuba divers consider an encounter with these beguiling cephalopods to be the highlight of any dive. While they might be giants, Pacific Northwest underwater photographers salivate at the very thought of capturing just one photograph of their dive buddy seemingly entangled in the gripping embrace with Hugo’s fictitious sea monster. In reality, there is nothing death defying about these images as octopus are non-aggressive creatures.
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