Web Archive Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
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- Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
- The Pacific Northwest tree octopus is an Internet hoax created in 1998 by Lyle Zapato. This fictitious endangered species of cephalopod was purportedly able to live both on land and in water, and was said to live in the Olympic National Forest and nearby rivers, spawning in water where its eggs are laid. Its major predator was said to be the Sasquatch. The Pacific Northwest tree octopus website is among a number of sites commonly used in Internet literacy classes in schools, although it was not created for that purpose.
- Zapato, Lyle
Created / Published
- United States.
- - Folklore and Mythology
- - hoaxes
- - Internet literacy
- Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540 USA
- - zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/ (domain)
- - www.popsci.com/octopus-aliens (domain)
- - www.livescience.com/62594-octopuses-are-not-aliens-panspermia.html (domain)
- - www.livescience.com/62346-giant-gathering-octopus-mothers.html (domain)
- - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperate_rainforest (domain)
- - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_National_Park (domain)
- - www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic/ (domain)
- web page
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Zapato, Lyle. Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. United States, 2011. Web Archive. https://www.loc.gov/item/lcwaN0010826/.
APA citation style:
Zapato, L. (2011) Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. United States. [Web Archive] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/lcwaN0010826/.
MLA citation style:
Zapato, Lyle. Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. United States, 2011. Web Archive. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/lcwaN0010826/>.