16 Arms + 6 Hearts = Love? Watch an Octopus Blind Date Live

octopus date love

This Valentine’s Day, two octopuses are getting set up on a blind date. And you can watch what happens.   Ace, a male giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) between 40 and 50 pounds and two-and-a-half to three-years old, and YoYo, a female of a similar size and age, will be introduced for the first time today.   At 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (3 p.m. Eastern), keepers at the Seattle Aquarium will lift a barrier that has been separating these two octopuses and see if sparks fly—or at least if the encounter raises the rates of the six hearts involved (each octopus has three of these blood-pumping organs). The encounter will be broadcast live on their Octopus Cam.….LIVE!

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