Lousy picture. It was Ina hurry!
While we caught a glimpse of one of these in a crack in a pool, this one was being released from someone who had took it home the day before and I guess changed his mind - is that legal?
I'm getting spoiled. I've seen them here twice now...
Trying to catch shrimp. Rapidly changing color from red to grey.
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.