“They are always exploring and they are great escape artists,” Yarrall said, according to Hawke’s Bay Today. “We’ll be watching the other one.”. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. ‘Watch out – he’s heavily armed’ and other great comebacks about Inky the octopus, “He managed to make his way to one of the drain holes that go back to the ocean. Sid’s actions were so overt that the aquarium finally released him back into the wild. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Inky is a hero for all. Curious Octopus Floods Aquarium For one dexterous octopus, an attempt at a great escape turned into a great flood Thursday at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium in … A large ray with aquarist Lance Neal as he cleans its pool, Rich Cambridge dives in a tank while taking part in the annual deep clean at the Sea Life Aquarium, An aquarist with Betty, an inquisitive Bowmouth Guitar Shark, as he sweeps the shark during the annual deep clean at the Sea Life Aquarium, Lily, a mischievous Lobster makes off with an aquarist's scrubbing brush as a cleaning team takes part in the annual deep clean at the attraction, Tubby the Gentoo Penguin enjoys a splash from the hose while taking part in the annual deep clean at the Sea Life Aquarium, Rachel Wicks gives one of the 20 Terrapins a well-deserved shell scrub while taking part in the annual deep clean at Sea Life Aquarium. By Robin Andrews 12 Apr 2016, 17:02. National Aquarium of New Zealand. Inky the octopus escaped from the National Aquarium of New Zealand and into Hawke's Bay. Talk about morphing—a 600-pound (272-kilogram) octopus shape-shifts itself to wriggle through a passageway the size of a quarter! The octopus’s name was chosen from nominations submitted to a contest run by the Napier City Council. “And he didn’t even leave us a message.”. Octopus slips out of aquarium tank, crawls across floor, escapes down pipe to ocean ... There’s a famous story from the Brighton Aquarium in England 100 years ago that an octopus … Find out why in this video: What amazing creatures! An octopus at New Zealand's National Aquarium made a break for freedom by slipping out of its tank, slithering down a drainpipe and escaping into the ocean earlier this year. The aquarium’s keepers noticed the escape when they came to work and discovered that Inky was not in his tank. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Inky the octopus and other great escapes – video An octopus has made a brazen escape from the national aquarium in New Zealand by breaking out of its tank, slithering down a … A court will soon decide. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Have a question about our comment policies? Needless to say he didn't get far.. Inky was donated to the aquarium in 2014 by fishermen who caught him in a crayfish pot. The most important news stories of the day, curated by Post editors and delivered every morning. Bria John, The Huffington Post Canada. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Inky the octopus in his tank at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in … "They are always exploring and they are great escape artists.". By Knvul Sheikh 15 April 2016. Inky the octopus didn’t even try to cover his tracks. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? — -- An octopus' daring nighttime escape from the National Aquarium of New Zealand is making international headlines after a handler apparently left the … It's called tonic immobility.” By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, Share your feedback by emailing the author. Inky, who already had some local renown in the coastal city of Napier, quickly became a global celebrity cheered on by strangers. All our aquariums are custom built with the highest quality material and craftsmanship. She decided she wanted to make the entire aquarium into one big ocean for all the sea creatures at the aquarium to enjoy. The red sea creature, which weighs around 26 … The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. 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Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Inky the Octopus escaped the National Aquarium of New Zealand in the coastal city of Napier into Hawke's Bay. In video posted to LiveLeak Wednesday, the serious cephalopod scales the wall of its enclosure. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. “I recall reading about someone who had built a robot submarine to putter around in a large aquarium tank. Caretakers at the Seattle Aquarium were baffled by the disappearing sharks when they introduced an octopus into the tank. X. Octopus Escape. The octopus, named Inky, used to be a resident at New Zealand’s National Aquarium until his … Yarrall said the aquarium has no plans to replace Inky, but it does intend to better secure the tank where now just one octopus remains. Inky the Octopus Escapes From Aquarium Through a Drainpipe to the Sea ... the common New Zealand octopus at the National Aquarium of New Zealand was apparently thinking on … NPR's Scott Simon celebrates his ingenuity and second-guesses the octopus… Inky the octopus waited until it was dark and the staff had gone home from the National Aquarium of New Zealand before making his move. Visitors to the Portobello Aquarium loved Sid the octopus but all Sid wanted was to find a mate. It basically falls asleep! Octopus escapes from New Zealand aquarium in successful bid for freedom 'He managed to make his way to one of the drain holes that go back to the ocean and off he went - … 'He managed to make his way to one of the drain holes that go back to the ocean and off he went - didn't even leave us a message', Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Inky had resided at the aquarium since 2014, when he was taken in after being caught in a crayfish pot, his body scarred and his arms injured. Inky, an enterprising octopus, squeezed out from his tank, slithered across the floor of the New Zealand National Aquarium, and down a pipe to freedom. Created with Sketch. This isn’t the first time a captive octopus decided to take matters into its own hands — er, tentacles. In 2009, after a two-spotted octopus at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium in California took apart a water recycling valve, directed a tube to shoot water out of the tank for 10 hours and caused a massive flood, Scientific American asked octopus expert Jennifer Mather about the animals’ intelligence and previous such hijinks at aquariums. This giant Octopus as the Seattle Aquarium decided he wanted to try and make a run for it. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Inky had said see ya to his tank-mate, slipped through a gap left by maintenance workers at the top of his enclosure and, as evidenced by the tracks, made his way across the floor to a six-inch-wide drain. Octopus aquariums just like any aquarium for a specific sea animal are tasked with special modifications in order for comfortable living. Shares. This octopus was tired of her small tank and missed her days floating happily along the ocean floor. By the time the staff at New Zealand’s National Aquarium noticed that he was missing, telltale suction cup prints were the main clue to an easily solved mystery. HORROR: The giant pacific octopus was caught killing sharks in Seattle Aquarium (Image: YOUTUBE) “Oh, that's cheating, he flipped the shark upside down,” said one viewer. In addition to being considered intelligent, octopuses are able to squeeze down to the size of their mouths - roughly the size of a parrot's beak. December 24, 2019 at 10:12 pm. An octopus the size of a rugby ball made an audacious escape through a narrow pipe at New Zealand's National Aquarium, reports said, with the "great escape artist" returning to the ocean. Master of Escapes: How an Octopus Broke Out of Its Aquarium. At the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium in California, one tiny octopus made a daring escape attempt. He had shared the tank with one other octopus. Submit a question now. The octopus got a hold of it and took it apart piece by piece. (Previously, another octopus named Harry had escaped from the same tank and was found on a staircase.) An undated handout photo of Inky the octopus at National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Science shows how Moby Dick could totally have sunk that whaling ship, Wild tiger numbers are up for the first time in a century, The cat people vs. bird people war has made it to federal court, “He is heavily armed”: Readers respond to the great octopus escape. How much is a pet dog worth? A less independence-minded octopus, Blotchy, remained behind. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. He squeezed his football-sized body in — octopuses are very malleable, aquarium manager Rob Yarrall told the New Zealand website Stuff — and made a break for the Pacific. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Review our. “When a shark is flipped upside down, it can't move. "Even quite a large octopus, they can squeeze down to the size of their mouth which is the only really hard part of their body.". 04/13/2016 05:32am EDT | Updated April 14, 2016. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? The cephalopod version of “Shawshank Redemption” took place three months ago, but it only became public Tuesday. Octopus makes an unbelievable getaway from an aquarium back to the ocean. Created with Sketch. size of their mouths - roughly the size of a parrot's beak. A 2014 clip showed one of the creatures fleeing from a boat. Inky the octopus left without even saying goodbye. Kerry Hewitt, the aquarium’s curator of exhibits, said at the time that Inky was “getting used to being at the aquarium” but added that staff would “have to keep Inky amused or he will get bored.”. Describing the size of Inky's mouth, Mr Yarrell said: "It's a beak, very much like a parrot beak. National Aquarium manager Rob Yarrell said: "He managed to make his way to one of the drain holes that go back to the ocean and off he went - didn't even leave us a message. And off he went,” Yarrall told Radio New Zealand. Talk about morphing—a 600-pound (272-kilogram) octopus shape-shifts itself to wriggle through a passageway the size of a quarter! He squeezed and pushed his way through a tiny gap in the mesh at the top of his tank and slithered 2 meters (6.6 feet) to the floor. An octopus named Inky escaped from his tank and made it to the Pacific Ocean, says the National Aquarium of New Zealand. Ask an octopus expert: Live Q&A tomorrow. Aquarium keepers noticed Inky had escaped when they came to work and discovered that he was not in … Zoo animals show off some strong selfie skills, “They are very strong, and it is practically impossible to keep an octopus in a tank unless you are very lucky. An octopus at an aquarium in New Zealand slipped through a gap at the top of his enclosure in a bold attempt for freedom, before making his way to a drain pipe which led to the ocean. Last year, an octopus at the Seattle Aquarium was caught on video trying to make a break for it. Mr Yarrell has said the remaining octopus remaining will now be under close watch. Inky the Octopus Escapes From National Aquarium of New Zealand More Inky escaped his tank when the lid was left ajar but luckily ended up in a drain hole that leads back to the ocean. Now, footage taken at the Seattle Aquarium on Feb. 26 catches another octopus in an act of armed resistance -- eight-armed resistance, to be exact. Octopus Escapes Aquarium Through 160-Foot Drainpipe Into the Sea. And in 2010, a viral video revealed how an octopus inside a jar figured out how to unscrew the lid and escape. An octopus has successfully escaped an aquarium and re-entered the ocean by squeezing through a gap in its tank. Here at Custom Aquariums we have over 20 years of experience to offer. Aquarium staff believe Inky escaped at night by squeezing through a tiny gap at the top of its tank before sliding across the aquarium floor into the sea via 50m long drainpipe. 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