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    • Octopus bimaculoides
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    • California two-spot octopus

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What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

Observer

pricillah94

Date

December 7, 2014

Place

Pt Ferman (Google, OSM)

Description

The octopus was hiding under a rock and popped out. It was as big as the palm of my hand.

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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newt8686

Date

November 23, 2014

Description

in a tide pool

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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cedric_lee

Date

November 20, 2014

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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gbentall

Date

June 16, 2014 08:43 AM PDT

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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kueda

Date

May 16, 2014 08:49 AM PDT

Description

Head was the size of a small apple, biggest bimac I've seen to date.

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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.

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What

California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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squashblossom

Date

May 30, 2013 09:12 AM PDT

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California two-spot octopus Octopus bimaculoides

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kueda

Date

April 28, 2013 08:30 AM PDT

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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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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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deflip

Date

July 6, 2012

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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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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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