AKRON -- It's all in a name.
The Akron Zoo is holding another naming contest -- this time for their new female giant Pacific octopus.
The contest is underway now and continues through Friday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. Voting can be done at AkronZoo.org.
Once voting is complete, zoo officials will narrow the options down to three. The octopus will then select her own name with the touch of a tentacle when all three names are written on enrichment balls and placed inside of her tank.
The first she touches, will be her name.
The person who submits the winning name will receive an octopus prize pack and a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo's Journey to the Reef exhibit.
This new, yet-to-be-named octopus has been on exhibit at the Akron Zoo since mid-July. She was acquired after the original self-named octopus, Cora, died due to an age-related illness.
Cora swam into national headlines in May 2012 after selecting her own name by reaching a tentacle into a container and pulling a ball out with "CORA" written on it. Her naming contest brought in 2,200 suggestions. The two other possibilities were Scarlet and Octavia.
PHOTOS | Cora picks her own name
Typically the lifespan of a giant Pacific octopus is about 3-5 years.
Giant Pacific octopuses can be found in the Northern Pacific Ocean from southern California, north along the coast of North America's Pacific northwest and south to Japan. They live in rocky areas, caves and kelp forests, from the shores to depths of more than 500 feet.
They eat fish, shrimp, crabs, scallops, clams and other shellfishes. They are considered mollusks and are related to clams, oysters, squid and snails.