Found in kelp during low tide, mantle was about 4-5 cm in length.
Leg of octopus found on beach. Very fresh.
Cuttlefish at aquarium
This octopus was regurgitated up by a lingcod. This seem to be there favorite food.
Officially called the poison ocellate octopus, this was the very first mototi octopus I saw on a dive, at around 20m depth. There was a vigorous current blowing and this little critter had sought refuge between the arms of a chocolate chip sea star.
These two individuals were tiny, measuring about 4cm long. Depth was around 20m.
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.