Wonderful scene of predation under very low water level!
Looked like 2 were mating
3" long. Tide pooling group excursion. Low tide. Shell Beach, Sonoma county.
Found in a tide pool
Captive specimen kept at the Aguda Littoral Station, a fisheries museum, aquarium and marine research centre in northern Portugal. Most animals kept there were donated by local fishermen.
Este pulpo es color púrpura y tiene un cuerpo blando. De tentáculo a tentáculo mide 14 pulg ,del centro como 8 pulg. Se alimentan de peses y crustáceos. Tienen una cabeza grande ovalada, sus ojos se encuentran cerca de los tentáculo.
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.