Watch: Rescue of Giant Pacific Octupus Stranded on Beach
Two quick-thinking employees and a volunteer with Padilla Bay Reserve on the Washington coast helped rescue a giant Pacific octopus stranded on the beach last week.
“The octopus was not making much headway as its body weight was too heavy outside its usual aquatic environment,” Padilla Bay Reserve said in a Facebook post. “Additionally, the tide was going out leaving the octopus a great distance from the water.”
But employees Annie England and Mira Lutz, along with volunteer Sean Petersmark, kept pouring water on the octopus, enabling it to move. They then put it in a large bin and returned it to the Pacific Ocean.
Watch: Standed Octopus Rescue