Lots of octopus at Madrona Point, July 26 2014

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    Tom Hlavac O. vulgaris Registered

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    Encountered a lot of octopus (pacific giant octopus) at Madrona Point (north of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada) today (July 26, 2014). I am using a Countour video camera in a waterproof housing.

     
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    I didn't see eggs but they all looked like they were brooding. Are they typically grayish white and flaccid in the wild even well before it is time to brood?
     
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    There was the one very grey one who I suspect may have been brooding. The one I placed the camera very close to changed color from the typical red-white to grey as I got too close. It started blowing through the siphon to try and shift the camera away. They do that to pesky fish often.

    Most were feeding, lots of crab.
     
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    I double checked that animal to see if it was eggs or skin moving with the siphon and saw that it was skin.

    The smaller versions in my tanks (once accustomed to humans) will "blow me off" if the food slave offers a poor choice du jour or siphons too close to the den.
     

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