after being carried away by western gull
Small one, jetted over to a tiny hole in a rock.
This guy was just chilling. Let me get lots of good photos!
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.
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
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.