Another bored octopus
Another bored octopus in captivity wreaked havoc on the aquarium housing her tank:
The guest of honor in the aquarium’s Kids’ Corner octopus tank had swum to the top of the enclosure and disassembled the recycling system’s valve, flooding the place with some 200 gallons of seawater.
“It had grabbed the tube that pulls out the water and caused it to spray outside the tank,” said aquarium education specialist Nick Fash. Judging by the size of the flood, Fash estimated that the water flowed for about 10 hours before the first staff member, Aaron Kind, showed up for work.
I wonder if there are cases of octopuses housed in captivity with adequate exercise, stimulation and enclosure design.