Cottam Point BC - small octopus in boulder field

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  1. Tom Hlavac

    Tom Hlavac O. vulgaris Registered

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    On Dec 31, 2013 I encountered this smaller octopus (app 7-10 lbs) in app 70 fsw off Cottam Point swimming towards the deep wall. Cottam Point is along the northwest shore of Northwest Bay, the octopus was a few minutes along the dive towards Mistaken Island.

     
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    Fantastic!
     
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    I am not too familiar with octos in the NW since I only keep warm water species but the horns and papillae look very much like GPO. The colors are not what we typically see (especially the green fluorescence) but I don't know of another that shows that leafy look with horns. Envious of your find but not of the cold water diving :grin:
     
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    It's not that cold, I use a 7mm wetsuit, and don't wear gloves. Water was somewhere around 8 or 9 C in Northwest Bay today.
     
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    I am cold when the AIR is at 48 degrees!
     

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