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    • Cephalopods
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Recent observations

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What

California Market Squid Doryteuthis opalescens

Observer

jaykeller

Date

July 23, 2016 05:19 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jeanmck

Date

July 10, 2016 03:05 PM NZST

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaroslav

Date

July 21, 2016 07:07 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

dpom

Date

July 21, 2016 06:47 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common octopus Macroctopus maorum

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

July 20, 2016 02:59 PM NZST

Description

So great to start exploring a completely different part of Otaipango (at least 1km away from where I usually go) and still find a wheke :) This one was cruising around in the shallow sub tidal of a side gut and lurking in the seaweed, instead of under rocks as the others do at the main part.

Due to the orange eyes this is the common octopus.

Tags

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What

Day Octopus Octopus cyanea

Observer

davidr

Date

July 9, 2016 10:23 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jack4

Date

July 19, 2016 07:29 AM NZST

Description

On beach this morning. Photo taken by Jeremy Warden.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

pjd1

Date

July 19, 2016 09:45 AM NZST

Description

Two specimens washed up on beach (within strandline). I have not seen Argonauta at this location before.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ram's Horn Squid Spirula spirula

Observer

leonperrie

Date

July 16, 2016 01:01 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

California Market Squid Doryteuthis opalescens

Observer

jmaughn

Date

July 14, 2016 01:33 PM PDT

Description

Well, based on some searching about, this is my best guess for the squid identity. If anybody's good at blurry squid identification, I'd be really interested to know if this is what this guillemot's got.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Octopuses Order Octopoda

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

February 4, 2016 08:30 PM AEDT

Description

Fairly big! Washed up and being eaten by snails and gulls.

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Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Octopus Octopus vulgaris

Observer

mnolito

Date

July 9, 2016 05:00 PM CEST
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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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