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

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Recent observations

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

caheath4

Date

September 16, 2016 12:40 PM PDT

Description

interaction with this incredible animal truly gives a sense of experiencing a creature with otherworldly intelligence. it was a true privilege to return this octopus to the bay when it was hauled into the boat on our research equipment

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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david287

Date

July 17, 2014 08:18 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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calpolypier

Date

the past

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 18, 2016 05:53 AM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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jokurtz

Date

January 2, 2014 07:33 PM HST

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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dpom

Date

July 21, 2016 06:47 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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myra2640

Date

July 10, 2016

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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leslie_flint

Date

July 4, 2016 04:28 AM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

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dpom

Date

July 4, 2016 06:43 AM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

canaryrockfish

Date

June 24, 2016 10:45 AM PDT

Description

located on shell bottom 38 feet. It was probably clearing the area under the rock because the rock was moving up and down. It came out a bit.

Photos / Sounds

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East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 23, 2016 07:46 AM PDT

Description

Very large one, but I think not a Giant Pacific (alas).

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

whimsical-wendy

Date

May 28, 2016
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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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