in a tide pool
Lucky shot of it using a huge jet of water from its siphon to shoot completely out of the water (and the dish)! It had been sulking in the dish after being captured by a group of students; see rock-coloration in second photo. The third photo shows it going back to sulking after its unsuccessful escape from the paparazzi.
Little baby, maybe not identifiable.
Very tiny guy. Nickle size.
Other photo shows closeup of its eye - can see the chromatophores, very cool.
Octopus about 18cm. Swam past as I was walking through shallow water
Octopus (first I've ever seen in wild), swimming rapidly across pool between rocks, then landing on bottom, then retreating behind seaweed.
Dead on sandy beach. About 1 m in length.
My first and only sighting of an octopus on tiri. It was travelling along the seabed off the end of the jetty. There was absolutely no ripple on the water - you could see straight down to the bottom with no distortion, have never seen it like that since.
Collected via dredge on F/V Gemma. Only Octopus I've seen in Woods Hole area. This one was in a whelk or some protection because it was fully intact when brought on deck. Kept in MRC for 2 weeks but died.