2 Octopus

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  1. haggs

    haggs Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    It's been a while since I have been down the headland with the intention of looking for an octopus. Yesterday I found 2 smallish ones, and yes both are Octopus Tetricus. The first one appears to be a young female with some arms missing, I don't think that she will stay in the den she currently at because it doesn't offer a great deal of protection.

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    in the following image you are able to see the missing arms
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    The second one is in the Zoo pool, at the moment I'm not sure of if it's female or male as it has only reached out of the den with 1 arm. This one appears to be quite a bit smaller than the first one and will be safe from predatory fish where it is.

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    Is the "Zoo Pool" the swimming hole? I hope that means it is recovering from being drained! Really great shots! I Love the midden display in the last one. Can I add your video :sagrin: ?

    I can't help but wonder if there is a close relationship to our bimaculatus/bimaculoides. With the exception of that identifying white eye, the first three could easily be a bimac if the location was not known.
     
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    D, the zoo hole was the eastern rock pool over on the Island. Yes the pool did recover but it took more than 6 months and yes you can add the video.

     
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    I really like this video because it show so many aspects of an octopus' behavior as well as changing appearance in a short 2.5 minute clip.
     

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