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Giant Pacific Octopus

Our newest resident, a Giant Pacific Octopus, is named “Triton” and actually he is just a little guy right now… Triton is shy and precious and is about 3 feet across when he stretches, but he is growing very fast. Triton is estimated to be about a year old. He has already doubled in size […]

Walking Shark Epaulette Shark

Walking Sharks

What are Walking Sharks? Portland Aquarium’s latest educational display features new sharks that are known as juvenile epaulette sharks, also known as “Walking Sharks.” “They are some of the most interesting sharks I’ve ever seen,” said the director of animal husbandry and operations. “Rather than swim, full grown epaulette sharks can walk by wriggling their […]