SoCal aquarium blames flooding on curious octopus

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Staff at the Santa Monica Pier
Aquarium in California say the trickster who flooded their offices
with sea water was armed. Eight-armed, to be exact.
They blame the soaking they discovered Tuesday morning on the
aquarium's resident two-spotted octopus, a tiny female known for
being curious and gregarious with visitors. The octopus apparently
tugged on a valve and that allowed hundreds of gallons of water to
overflow its tank.
Aquarium spokeswoman Randi Parent says no sea life was harmed by
the flood, but the brand new, ecologically designed floors might be
damaged by the water.


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