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.
First time I have seen 2 wheke together. The one on the right I spotted first then the one on the left stretched out it's tentacles to grab my camera - no wonder a person in Wellington had their camera stolen by a wheke!
The one on the right gave the one on the left a twack and they both retreated back under the rocks.
The last photo shows both sets of tentacles.
Very large one, but I think not a Giant Pacific (alas).
Highlands Intermediate CoastBlitz Tapuae
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.