Sid the Squid and Flo the Octopus


This weekend I presented and read Sid the Squid at the Santa Monica Aquarium.  This small Aquarium below the Santa Monica Pier is famous for cepholopods. Well They are famous for one mischivious octopus the media named Flo.  Octopus, like squid are invertebrates, and as far as invertebrates go they are genius. One night the octopus removed some piping. No biggie right. well the next morning the entire Aquarium was flooded with some 200 gallons of seawater.  The media named the eight legged culprit “flo” for obvious reasons.  The Aquarium still has an octopus, it is not however the same one.  Octopus live short lives, typically just over a year.  So not too soon after the flooding incident flo died.

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