You can enter the contest to name this giant Pacific octopus that will at the Akron Zoo's new exhibit Journey to the Reef. (Photo courtesy: Akron Zoo)
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AKRON, Ohio - A giant Pacific octopus that's a star attraction at the Akron Zoo's new reef exhibit will choose its own name with a swipe of at least one of its eight long arms.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports more than 2,200 suggestions were submitted in a public naming contest. The list was narrowed to three options that will be lowered into the water Monday so that the 20-pound, 4-foot-long octopus can choose for herself by touching one.
The most-submitted suggestion was Octavia. The second option, Scarlet, refers to the creature's reddish skin. Or perhaps the choice will be Cora, a shortened version of coral, which is a popular octopus habitat and the theme of the exhibit.
The reef exhibit opened last month.
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