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  • English
    • Cephalopods
    • Octopuses, Squid and Relatives
  • Scientific Names
    • Cephalopoda
  • Spanish
    • Pulpos, calamares y parientes
  • Portuguese
    • Cefalópodes
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    • Kopffüßer
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Common octopus Macroctopus maorum

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 29, 2016 01:11 PM NZDT

Description

This little wheke was lurking under a ledge and sitting on a rock in the shallow subtidal zone and was first spotted when @rongoa was standing on rocks out of the water and by a pool that I was going to hop into.

After popping up to see what was happening (first photo) and realising that it was only the local Nature Watchers, this wheke just laxed out and we have never seen one so lax as they are usually tucked away tightly. After taking a few photos front on, I slipped into the deep pool to see if I could get side shots and even though one eye opened to see what I was up to he didn't move, quite content to stay laxed out.(Photo 5) He even allowed me to put my camera about 250mm away and didn't even bother to touch it, as others have done in the past (and I have never been able to get the camera that close to one before).

After about 20 minutes he decided to call it quits and slipped back (last photo).

Photographed in situ.

This wheke was not touched or harmed in any way by the photo shoot.

Photos / Sounds

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What

ammonites Order Ammonitida

Observer

naturenut

Date

September 29, 2016

Description

this guy got this fossil out of the creek for this little boy

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

juliocamperio

Date

July 7, 2016 02:37 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Cuttlefish Order Sepiida

Observer

trcarlisle

Date

October 24, 2015 01:02 PM GST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses Order Octopoda

Observer

budak

Date

June 19, 2015 08:09 AM SGT

Photos / Sounds

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What

European Common Cuttlefish Sepia officinalis

Observer

mnolito

Date

September 24, 2016 05:59 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

catta

Date

September 21, 2013

Photos / Sounds

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What

Giant pacific octopus Enteroctopus dofleini

Observer

wendy5

Date

September 22, 2016 01:41 PM PDT

Description

The remains of this mature Giant Pacific Octopus washed up on the beach. It's only the third dead GPO I've found (and I've seen four alive).

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses, Squid & Cuttlefish Subclass Coleoidea

Observer

tanhollis

Date

September 23, 2016 11:10 AM AEST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses, Squid & Cuttlefish Subclass Coleoidea

Observer

tanhollis

Date

September 23, 2016 11:09 AM AEST

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

budak

Date

April 23, 2013 07:30 PM AWST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Octopuses Order Octopoda

Observer

budak

Date

April 23, 2013 07:30 PM AWST
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Description from Wikipedia

A cephalopod is any member of the molluscan class Cephalopoda (Greek plural κεφαλόποδα (kephalópoda); "head-feet"). These exclusively marine animals are characterized by bilateral body symmetry, a prominent head, and a set of arms or tentacles (muscular hydrostats) modified from the primitive molluscan foot. Fishermen sometimes call them inkfish, referring to their common ability to squirt ink. The study of cephalopods is a branch of malacology known as teuthology.

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