Giant Pacific Octopus!

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Postby nwscubamom » Tue May 11, 2010 9:52 pm

So we have these all over the place up here - but they're often quite elusive, and you're only able to catch a glimpse of a few suction cups or an eye or something. It's unusual to have them just sitting out in the open! Very well camouflaged though.

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This was taken up in Hood Canal, Washington.

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Postby scottg » Wed May 12, 2010 9:55 am

I would love to see a GPO one day! how often do you see one?

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Postby seekncritters » Wed May 12, 2010 2:02 pm

Awesome, Janna! I want to see a GPO one day as well! I'll be diving in Resurrection Bay in Seward Alaska this July and I know it's a long shot that I'll see one but I hope to hit the jackpot! Otherwise I'll have to come up your way to see one ;-).

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Postby Willie » Wed May 12, 2010 11:32 pm

octopus are among my favourate animals in the ocean. when I started to dive I stopped eating them. they are such fantastic underwater creatures. I am jelleaous.....good shot
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Postby scottg » Fri May 14, 2010 8:11 am

Oh my gosh, that is so cool! Look at all that texture on the octopus, I'd never take my eyes of it if I was there!

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Postby cuddlefish » Fri May 14, 2010 2:09 pm

Oh my gosh, that is so cool! Look at all that texture on the octopus, I'd never take my eyes of it if I was there!

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Postby tswinner » Thu May 20, 2010 10:30 pm

Nice shot!

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