New England Aquarium's Giant Pacific Octopus Dies

The New England Aquarium announced that Tattosh, their giant Pacific Octopus, died on Saturday. Photo: Vanessa Kahn/New England Aquarium

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston's New England Aquarium had some sad news on Saturday, as it said goodbye to its giant Pacific octopus.

The creature, named Tatoosh, first came to the aquarium in September of last year. "As an ambassador for his species, he inspired awe & helped educate Aquarium guests," the aquarium said. The octopus was named after Tatoosh Island in Washington.

In the wild, giant Pacific octopi live between three and five years, and Tatoosh was two when he came to the aquarium. Giant Pacific octopi are found in the Pacific Ocean between California and Northern Japan, and usually live in kelp forests, caves, and rocky areas.

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