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    • California two-spot octopus
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    • Octopus bimaculoides

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Recent observations

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Observer

j_mcgowan

Date

March 19, 2012

Description

One of a pair of possible California two-spot Octopus that were encountered in the tide pools of Leo Carrillo State Beach.

Photos / Sounds

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

squashblossom

Date

May 30, 2013 09:12 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

kueda

Date

April 28, 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Two-spot Octopus (Octopus bimaculoides) Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

biochristine

Date

March 24, 2013 03:45 PM PDT

Description

Tide pool, about 2 inch diameter

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Observer

samthetall

Date

the past

Place

Cabrillo Beach Tidepools (Google, OSM)

Description

Slimey little bugger. I think its a baby two-spot.

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Observer

deflip

Date

July 6, 2012

Photos / Sounds

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What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

tsoleau

Date

November 26, 2011

Description

Are there other octopus species found in tide pools? I couldn't get a better shot. It was getting dark and we had to use a flashlight to get even this. Someone put a hermit crab or snail nearby and it reached out its tentacle to grab it. About 2-3 inches across wrapped up like this.

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What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

kueda

Date

May 7, 2011 07:27 AM PDT

Description

You can see both his spots pretty well here.

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What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

tsoleau

Date

February 22, 2009

Description

I had never seen an octopus in the tide pools so I was super excited! It was even my birthday! It was approximately 4 inches wrapped up like that.

Photos / Sounds

What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

kueda

Date

December 2, 2009 03:25 PM PST

Description

This was the other thing I was hoping to see at Leo Carillo. This one was itty bitty, but with plenty of chutzpah: it inked, it shot water, it tried to climb out othe dish.

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Description from Wikipedia

The California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides), also known as the "bimac" octopus, is an octopus species found off the coast of California. One can identify the species by the circular blue eyespots on each side of its head. Due to their friendly temperament and relative hardiness, they are considered by most experts to make the best pet octopus. Bimacs usually live to be about two years old. They are closely related to Verrill's two-spot octopus (Octopus...

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