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Old 02-26-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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Looking for octopus

So this is a long shot but I figured I could try here as many of you may have some ideas for me. I'm a photographer looking for an octopus or octopus like animal to photograph. I don't think many individuals keep them as I am assuming they are hard to care for, but does anybody know of someone or somewhere (zoo, aquarium, etc) where I could find an octopus? I live in the Rochester, NY but frequently travel to the Pittsburgh, PA area. I know the Pittsburgh zoo has or at least had one, but its nearly impossible to find in the tank let alone get an actual image. Any ideas would be helpful.


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Old 02-26-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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I really don't have any suggestions other than maybe calling the area zoos (I'm not very familiar with NY or PA).

I am going to move this to the Aquatic Off Topic forum. You should get more views there.
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It's been awhile since I went, but I do remember seeing some at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic CT before. I think that may be a long ride for you, some four hours or more, I would be happy to go check if they do have any there for you and let you know (great excuse to drag the wife to the aquarium for a day lol)

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I know that the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn, NY had this gorgeous red octopus a while back, but then the aquarium had to be renovated after Hurricane Sandy. It is still currently renovating.
Maybe try calling them. I always enjoyed going there, such a shame they lost so much.
EDIT: I just checked what exhibits they have left - they do not have the octopus anymore.
Just checked all the accredited zoos and aquariums in NY state - its not much. If you are willing to travel to Boston - the New England Aquarium has the Giant Pacific Octopus
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:13 PM   #6
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Still looking for one?

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