It’s a boy! Kakantu, a 15-month-old Giant Pacific Octopus, has been identified as a male by Ali Redman, aquarium curator for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at Fort Worden State Park. The name Kakantu comes from the Klallam language and was chosen during the 2023 PTMSC Auction fundraiser. The name was approved by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Kakantu was removed from the ocean in July 2022 as a larva and now weighs about 700 grams or about 3/4 of a kilo. The Marine Science Center aquarium is open Saturday and Sunday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

It’s a boy! Kakantu, a 15-month-old Giant Pacific Octopus, has been identified as a male by Ali Redman, aquarium curator for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at Fort Worden State Park. The name Kakantu comes from the Klallam language and was chosen during the 2023 PTMSC Auction fundraiser. The name was approved by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Kakantu was removed from the ocean in July 2022 as a larva and now weighs about 700 grams or about 3/4 of a kilo. The Marine Science Center aquarium is open Saturday and Sunday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

It’s a boy!

Kakantu, a 15-month-old Giant Pacific Octopus, has been identified as a male by Ali Redman, aquarium curator for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at Fort Worden State Park. The name Kakantu comes from the Klallam language and was chosen during the 2023 PTMSC Auction fundraiser. The name was approved by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Kakantu was removed from the ocean in July 2022 as a larva and now weighs about 700 grams or about ¾ of a kilo. The Marine Science Center aquarium is open Saturday and Sunday.

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