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    • East Pacific Red Octopus
  • Scientific Names
    • Octopus rubescens
  • Spanish
    • Pulpo rojo del Pacífico

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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jokurtz

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January 2, 2014

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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rebeccafay

Date

April 15, 2016 01:25 PM PDT

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after being carried away by western gull

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 13, 2016 11:36 AM PDT

Description

Small one, jetted over to a tiny hole in a rock.

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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kestrel

Date

April 11, 2016 10:36 AM PDT

Description

This guy was just chilling. Let me get lots of good photos!

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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marisa_a

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April 10, 2016 05:49 AM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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anudibranchmom

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April 10, 2016 09:48 AM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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dpom

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April 10, 2016 08:10 AM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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seanhiggins

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February 16, 2015

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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sleepypenguin

Date

March 29, 2016 10:56 AM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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aquaman91

Date

March 15, 2016 11:17 AM PDT

Description

Found hiding underneath rocky overhang, at the tide pools at Lampton Cliffs. Saw the ink in the water which gave away the position of the octopus.

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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sleepypenguin

Date

March 15, 2016 11:36 AM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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kestrel

Date

March 8, 2016 04:33 PM PST

Description

You can check out what this little guy was doing while curled up under this rock - I took a video: https://twitter.com/alisonkestrel/status/707376386160242688/video/1

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Description from Wikipedia

The East Pacific red octopus (Octopus rubescens) is the most commonly occurring shallow-water octopus on much of the North American West Coast, and a ubiquitous benthic predator in these habitats. Its range extends from the southern Gulf of California at least to the Gulf of Alaska, but may also occur in the western Pacific Ocean. O. rubescens occurs intertidally to a depth of 300 m.

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