A dive with several O. bimaculoides (video)

textilet

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It took some time to make a good I.D. but upon close examination of the footage, these Octos are Octopus bimaculoides. My brother and I discovered a group of at least 11 adults living together in an artificial reef structure. There are piles of discarded crab and mussel shells scattered around their home. Having only seen juvenile octos in this area we were surprised to suddenly find so many adults had taken up residence. They were out and about in daylight, and only showed an inclination to hide when approached very closely.

http://vimeo.com/55454085

 

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Nice video. It does an especially good job on the ID and habitat for the bimacs - THANKS!
 

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Humm, what browser are you using? I fixed the embed code to work with our forum software (regular embed code does not work) and can see the video with IE and Chrome but Firefox tells me I need an addition add-in (I may not have flash installed). I added a non-video URL link. See if that works.
 

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This is a great video -- thanks for sharing textilet!! If you haven't seen our thread on octopuses living in groups, I highly recommend - this is a great related vid; I'll cross-reference it.
 

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