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Posted on: February 12, 2015

[ARCHIVED] OCTOPUS NAMED AT CMM

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February 12, 2015
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The Calvert Marine Museum is pleased to announce that the octopus picked her own name after a month long contest that built excitement and fun! The contest began in early January encouraging participants to visit the museum and leave their suggestion in the ballot box in the Museum Store for the chance to win an octopus basket full of goodies.

With over 600 entries submitted by January 30, the Store was flooded with children and adults. The top twelve names were selected and the CMM Board of Directors decided on the final three names. “Inky,” “Wiggles,” and “Squirt” were put in separate containers baited with shrimp and Inky chose her own name (or at least the Inky container) on February 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Five-year old Brady Jordan from Hollywood, Maryland is the winner of the contest and basket full of goodies. Thank you to everyone that participated. Don’t miss seeing Inky on your next trip to the Calvert Marine Museum as she is very responsive and loves visitors!

CMM Photo attached courtesy Rachel Reese – See more photos on the Calvert Marine Museum Facebook page.

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Press Contact: Traci Cimini - ciminita@co.cal.md.us or call 410-326-2042 ext. 62

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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