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SEA LIFE Manchester
Barton Square, intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AS
13-Feb-16 to 20-Feb-20
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Come and meet our newest residents to SEA LIFE Manchester, where they have no fins but all the fun! Come and say hello to Hank, the Giant Pacific Octopus in our Brand new OCTOPUS HIDEOUT Exhibition from Saturday 13th February 2016.
The Giant Pacific and the common Octopus are two of the smartest animals in the marine world, both able to solve puzzles and negotiate complex mazes. There was even a case of a common octopus in Germany using a carefully aimed jet of water to fuse a particular light bulb it was unhappy with…not once, but three times.
There's also our tiny Atlantic Long Arm Octopus who's arms are longer than it's body!
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We visited the new Octopus Hideout to check out the new exhibition for half term. We were completely wowed by the range of aquatic life they'd managed to fit into the aquarium, with sharks, turtles and rays swimming about, as well as more fish than we dared to count. There were weird and wonderful species of fish, most of which were imaginatively displayed in shaped tanks, some of which you could walk under, peep into through portholes, or just stand in awe at the underwater scene in front of you.
In the Octopus Hideout we met the Nautilus, a slightly weird looking cephalopod with a hard shell. We also met the Common Octopus, as well as the tiny Atlantic Long Arm Octopus and Cuttlefish. The star of the show was Hank, the Giant Pacific Octopus, there was a curator on hand to tell us all about Hank and his habits.
We took our time looking around everything, paused mid way to let off some steam in the soft play room half way around, had a funny photograph taken, touched a starfish or two and learned all about life under the sea. Well worth a visit!
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