Port Angeles Marine Center features local sea life

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- The Marine Life Center on City Pier in Port Angeles features fish, octopus and other creatures from the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://is.gd/okiPoi ) many of the animals were donated by fishermen or divers or found on nearby beaches.

The water comes from an intake near the pier and is circulated back into Port Angeles Harbor. Some animals arrived on their own in the flow -- a sea sponge and some sea anemones.

The small aquarium is open on weekends and run with a lot of help from volunteers.

One of the new residents is a young octopus to replace Octavia, a giant Pacific octopus that was recently released to breed and live out her life.

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Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com