Aquarium Cancels Octopus Sex Show For Fear Of Cannibalism

For visitors to the Seattle Aquarium, Valentine’s Day just wasn’t the same this year, after the annual giant Pacific octopus sex exhibition was canceled. But it’s not because aquarium staff came to the conclusion that it’s weird to invite a bunch of people to come watch octopi do it. Rather, they pulled the plug on the event—a Feb. 14 mainstay for a decade—because they were concerned the male octopus would eat his mate, KOMO Newsreports. Weighing in at 70 pounds, Kong was just too much octopus for his female counterparts, who weighed 30 to 40 pounds. “There’s a chance he would see her as food,” the aquarium’s Tom Carpenter tells Crosscut….Read More at Newser.