My wife, son, and I found this octopus laid out on some rocks. It was pale and looked close to death. I moved it into some water to see if it would help. Its color improved and its muscle tone got better but it didn't immediately seek cover. I seem to remember octopi have short life spans and this one was a good size so maybe it was just its time. After taking these pictures we moved it near some cover and it hid. Hopefully it gets better or at least it'll have a more peaceful parting than getting picked apart by seagulls or harassed by more people.
Rescued from gull, seemed okay.
Part of the long-arm octopus complex.
Under rock initially, then on surfgrass. Found near sunset.
The octopus was hiding under a rock and popped out. It was as big as the palm of my hand.
This was a small octopus found near the tide pools.