Otto the Octopus is the hero of SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular, and is even featured on our Spooktacular logo. Do you know where at SeaWorld you can find a real octopus? Keep reading to find out all the fun, freaky facts about the Giant Pacific Octopus.
- A Giant Pacific Octopus creeps along the interior of Manta’s saltwater habitat at SeaWorld Orlando, staking its claim as the ambassador for the largest octopus species in the world.
- Giant octopuses are generally reddish-brown in color, though they can use their pigment cells to change their appearances' color and texture -- sometimes, quite quickly.
- The arms and suckers of a Giant octopus are quite strong; it has been estimated that 40 pounds of force is needed to release the grip of a 3-pound octopus. They also have highly developed brains, and are rather skilled at solving problems and opening jars.
- Next time you’re at SeaWorld, visit the Manta aquarium for a glimpse of this sinister creature. Sometimes, you can witness the octopus completing challenges, like retrieving jars of food from the opposing tank. Becoming curious after smelling the food, they can be seen creeping through a clear, acrylic tube to claim their meal.