Grabby Octopus Blamed For Calif. Aquarium Flood

She pulled out tank's water tube
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2009 1:20 PM CST
Grabby Octopus Blamed For Calif. Aquarium Flood
A man runs along the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., with the Santa Monica Pier in the background.   (AP Photo)

A curious octopus caused a flood that soaked the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium with 200 gallons of water, the Los Angeles Times reports. A tiny two-spotted octopus “grabbed the tube that pulls out the water and caused it to spray outside the tank,” the aquarium’s education specialist said. Workers quickly cleaned up the mess yesterday, and only some floor tiles were damaged. (More Santa Monica stories.)

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