Watch: Octopus released from Oregon Coast Aquarium

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The giant Pacific octopus got caught in a crab trap back in March.

A giant Pacific octopus, caught in a crab trap back in March 2019, has now been released (Oregon Coast Aquarium)

A giant Pacific octopus, caught in a crab trap back in March 2019, has now been released (Oregon Coast Aquarium)

NEWPORT, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon Coast Aquarium released a giant Pacific octopus that got caught in a crab trap back in March.

A crab fisherman brought the 22-pound octopus to the aquarium. At the time, the octopus was underweight and had open wounds on her arms. Staff put her in a quarantine area and hand-fed her until she got better.

According to aquarium staff, they used sonar to find a rocky area to release the octopus.

Check out the video of the release:

A giant Pacific octopus is back in the ocean, after being rehabilitated (Oregon Coast Aquarium).

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