Paul, the Psychic Octopus, is no more. Er starb im Alter von nur zweieinhalb Jahren an Altersschwäche.
Staff at the aquarium center where he lived said his death was not entirely unexpected, since common octopuses generally only live a few years. Paul's body is now in cold storage while the aquarium decides "how best to mark his passing." "We may decide to give Paul his own small burial plot within our grounds and erect a modest permanent shrine," said Stephan Porwell manager of the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany.