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    • Cephalopods
    • Octopuses, Squid and Relatives
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    • Cephalopoda
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    • Pulpos, calamares y parientes

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

aaron-gastelum

Date

January 28, 2015 12:25 PM PST

Description

My wife, son, and I found this octopus laid out on some rocks. It was pale and looked close to death. I moved it into some water to see if it would help. Its color improved and its muscle tone got better but it didn't immediately seek cover. I seem to remember octopi have short life spans and this one was a good size so maybe it was just its time. After taking these pictures we moved it near some cover and it hid. Hopefully it gets better or at least it'll have a more peaceful parting than getting picked apart by seagulls or harassed by more people.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Squid Order Teuthida

Observer

neozambas

Date

January 28, 2015 07:04 AM EST

Description

6 A
Rhode Island

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

temminicki

Date

January 21, 2015 09:40 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

dpom

Date

January 21, 2015 04:42 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

temminicki

Date

January 21, 2015 05:33 AM PST

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What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

temminicki

Date

January 21, 2015 05:27 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Calamar Thysanoteuthis rhombus

Observer

mailegray

Date

January 20, 2015 10:56 AM CST

Description

Deceased

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 20, 2015 05:45 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

December 22, 2014

Description

A ram's horn squid shell, broken after collection. Found washed up on the beach.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

January 17, 2015 02:52 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 18, 2015 03:54 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

P1180015

What

Day Octopus Octopus cyanea

Observer

davidr

Date

January 18, 2015 12:28 AM HST
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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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