Florida Aquarium Octopus Are Officially Tampa Bay Lightning Fans

by | Apr 30, 2015 | Cephalopods, Funny | 0 comments

florida For all of you hockey fans out there, check out the Florida Aquarium’s unofficial mascots. The Octopus have now picked sides between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings rivalry. The Octopus at the Aquarium were the unofficial mascot for the Detroit Red Wings, thanks to the long standing tradition of fans throwing octopus on the ice prior to the games during the play-offs.

However, to avoid any confusion, the staff at the Florida Aquarium gave the Octopus some new Tampa Bay Lightening hockey sticks to display in their exhibits. The Florida Aquarium has now made it clear that the Octopus are really Tampa Bay Lightening Fans. Can we really blame them? Especially when their poor octopus friends are thrown to the mercy of the rinks by Red Wings Fans?

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.


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