Giant Pacific Octopus
Photographed on the wreck of the Diamond Knot, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington State, USA
Huge beds of mussels coated the spit. Some of them were quite large, about the length of a dollar bill.c
Very small crab that looked almost like a piece of seaweed. No one would have noticed it if it had not been moving when someone with keen eyes had seen it. Red in color, but a ruddy red. Feathery parts make it look like seaweed.
They were huge! We found a bunch of them clustered together, each was larger than my head.
found by another student, glad he showed me. first time ever seeing one
first time ever seeing one. beautiful
Wow, identifying kelps is hard. I tried a few times and I'm still not super sure yet. This kelp was everywhere on the Crescent Bay shore though. Along with all kinds of other kelp.
This crab was, we think, pregnant, so that was cool.
There were two dead ones on the rocks and one live one further up on Tongue Point.
"Equal sea star"