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.