Project Description

The giant Pacific octopus can have an arm span greater than 25 feet, averaging well over 160 pounds in weight.  Their range is from Japan to Siberia, and Alaska down to Mexico.  These octopuses are also identifiable because of a set of “horns” or skin folds that occur above the eyes.  The female lives for only three years and dies after tending to her one and only egg batch.  Males may live for four years.