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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Pb230473

What

Day Octopus Octopus cyanea

Observer

davidr

Date

November 23, 2014 02:16 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

newt8686

Date

November 23, 2014

Description

in a tide pool

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 21, 2014 03:05 PM PST

Description

Lucky shot of it using a huge jet of water from its siphon to shoot completely out of the water (and the dish)! It had been sulking in the dish after being captured by a group of students; see rock-coloration in second photo. The third photo shows it going back to sulking after its unsuccessful escape from the paparazzi.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

dpom

Date

November 21, 2014 03:32 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

kueda

Date

November 10, 2014 06:04 PM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

November 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Cuttlefish Order Sepiida

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

November 3, 2014 09:38 AM AEDT

Description

Smallish.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dremsen

Date

November 20, 2014

Description

Collected all we needed in one short tow. According to Capt. Bill Klimm, the squid are abnormally abundant. We should be seeing declining catches. Instead, there were too many in the net such that the squid were crushing those beneath.

Another interesting anecdote. Our squid net has modifications with two cod ends (upper and lower) with the intention that squid tend to go into the upper end and fish and crabs to the lower. This helps keep the squid undamaged. According to Cap, when we first collect in April and then again around now, the squid are found in the lower bag. During the majority of the season they go into the upper but at the shoulder seasons they are lower.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

kueda

Date

November 8, 2014 05:03 PM AEDT

Description

Little baby, maybe not identifiable.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

ivanparr

Date

November 8, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

ctnash

Date

October 1, 1987 12:00 PM AEST

Description

Dozens and dozens of nautilus shells seen on the beach all round the island.

Photos / Sounds

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What

コウイカ Sepia esculenta

Observer

harumkoh

Date

November 9, 2014 03:20 PM JST

Description

コウイカ.
at Suma aquarium.

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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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