Juvenil de Octopus bimaculatus
collected by Calvin Lee in Crissy Field tidal marsh
Lousy picture. It was Ina hurry!
While we caught a glimpse of one of these in a crack in a pool, this one was being released from someone who had took it home the day before and I guess changed his mind - is that legal?
Unfortunately this photo shows a dead Giant Pacific Octopus. I'm not sure what caused its death, or the ends of all its arms to be removed, though I watched some gulls feasting on it. It looked to be a couple of years old. I've seen them alive at night, and in July I found one almost dead during a minus tide. That octopus is now at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.
Octupus hanging out in a man-made habitat during underwater acoustical research
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.