Octopus at Henderson Point, near Victoria, BC, Canada

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    Tom Hlavac O. vulgaris Registered

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    I encountered this small (app. 1.5 kg) octopus at Henderson Point, north of Brentwood Bay, near Victoria, BC Canada on August 8, 2014. Depth app 50 fsw (near high tide).

     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    cool camo!
     
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    It was cool to see he (she?) could mimic the green and purple shades of the rock. The only reason I saw the animal against the background was it's eye movement, otherwise I'd have swam right past.
     
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    I have noticed that even in my tanks the octos give themselves away through motion color change. When they change color I have often wondered if they intend for me to see them (perhaps for feeding but often food does not seem to be the incentive).
     
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    Nice octopus and excellent job of camouflage! I watched the entire video. It's always amazing to see what a variety of marine life is found in those cool waters, and how colorful they can be.

    Nancy
     
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    I am glad you enjoyed the video, Nancy.
     

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