I'm getting spoiled. I've seen them here twice now...
Trying to catch shrimp. Rapidly changing color from red to grey.
This East Pacific red octopus was found by our guide in the intertidal zone of the San Ignacio Lagoon, and of course returned to reside under his rock.
Night tidepooling at FMR = octopus central!
Fitzgerald marine reserve
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.