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Alaska's SeaLife Center gets 3rd baby octopus raising chance


KENAI, Alaska (AP) —Alaska’s SeaLife Center is getting its third shot at raising thousands of octopus hatchlings, hoping at least one of the translucent mollusks will grow into its 50-pound (23-kilogram), color-changing form.

Such a task has been completed just once before — by the Seattle Aquarium in the 1980s, the Peninsula Clarion reported . The aquarium won an award in 1982 for successfully raising the giant pacific octopus.

The SeaLife Center had hatchlings twice before, in 2005 and 2013. This time, the center’s octopus named Gilligan, named after the 1960s TV show “Gilligan...

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