Weather Watch

Central Coast Aquarium will say goodbye to Joan the octopus. Here’s where she’s headed

Watch Joan the giant octopus hunt down a live crab in Avila Beach

Watch as the Central Coast Aquarium’s new Giant Pacific Octopus, Joan, eats a live crab in Avila Beach. Joan was accidentally caught by a fisherman in Morro Bay in October 2017.
Up Next
Watch as the Central Coast Aquarium’s new Giant Pacific Octopus, Joan, eats a live crab in Avila Beach. Joan was accidentally caught by a fisherman in Morro Bay in October 2017.

IMG_0605_edit (2)
Joan, a young Giant Pacific Octopus, has lived for about a year at the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach. She is scheduled to be released back into the wild. Central Coast Aquarium

Local news matters

We rely on readers like you more than ever before to support us as we tell stories about the people and issues important to SLO County readers.

Subscribe to The Tribune today for just 99 cents for your first month — and help ensure we can provide strong local journalism for many years to come. #ReadLocal

John Lindsey’s column is special to The Tribune. He is PG&E’s Diablo Canyon marine meteorologist and a media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com or follow him on Twitter: @PGE_John.

In a behind-the-scenes video posted on the Central Coast Aquarium’s Facebook page, the predatory red octopus can be viewed stalking and eating a live black spotted bay shrimp using a "ballooning" technique.

Related stories from San Luis Obispo Tribune

  Comments