Maryport's aquarium in 999 octopus rescue
Last updated at 14:51, Friday, 14 February 2014
Three tiny baby octopuses have been rescued by Maryport’s Lake District Coast Aquarium.
Ten lesser octopuses in total were caught accidently in a fisherman’s whelk pot off the coast of Anglesey in Wales.
The fisherman contacted Mark Vollers, aquarium owner, to see if he wanted them.
Mr Vollers used to run an aquarium there.
Mr Vollers and aquarist Tom Bragg made the 460-mile round-trip to Anglesey to pick up the octopuses in a van fitted with life support equipment.
The octopuses were kept in salt water-filled tanks and pumps were connected to the van’s battery to filter the water.
People will be able to watch live feeding sessions at noon and 4pm and daily talks will be held.
First published at 14:49, Friday, 14 February 2014
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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