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Happy Homecoming for Seattle Aquarium Octopus
February 19, 2011

SEATTLE - It's octopus week at the Seattle Aquarium and it was homecoming day for one famous resident.

"K-2" is a 57-pound female octopus, prepared for her release by aquarium biologists Saturday morning. She mated earlier this week with another octopus named Ivar.

Divers prepared to guide her to a den on the bottom of Elliott Bay.

KING 5 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Renner was part of the release team, rolling K2 down to divers waiting in the water, much to the delight of hundreds of spectators.

The octopus willingly went into the arms of an aquarium biologist, descending along a piling to the bottom, where she searched for a suitable den.

The aquarium will be featuring octopus activities all week, together with another release of an octopus next Saturday.

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