Robinson Crusoe

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  1. dovla

    dovla Cuttlefish Registered

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    Another Western Australian Octopus saved.
    After experiencing a frustrating day snorkelling in a 5 m swell, I went to collect shells for my tank bed. As I was collecting the shells I noticed consistent rolling waves coming from both sides of the point I was in the middle of.
    Walking back to my car, I noticed a black object on the beach
    (about 200 meters down from the point).
    As I went to investigate, out came a small tentacle...alas Robinson Crusoe had been found...
     

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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    How nice of you to save him - he looks happy in his new home!

    Nancy
     
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    Armstrong Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Wow, nice one. I just love big octopuses...how big is this one and what species do you think it is? It's skin is jet white. I wish octopuses were just as local around here.
     
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    dovla Cuttlefish Registered

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    Robinson Crusoe stats

    I believe it is from the Octopus Australis family, not 100 % sure though.
    I havn't been able to measure its mantle. From tentacle to tentacle it has a span of about 70 cms & weighs about 400 grams.
     

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