Octopus Opens Valve, Floods Santa Monica Aquarium

An octopus managed to pry loose a water-control valve at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, flooding the facility with more than 200 gallons of saltwater. The valve is inside the sea creature’s tank, and officials think the octopus grabbed hold of it while exploring. A worker arriving in the morning found water overflowing out of the tank and a lovely little lake on the floor — about 3 inches of water that damaged newly installed carpets, as well as walls and facades

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