Red Octopus
(Octopus rubescens)

image of a Red Octopus

Image ID: 42-01

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Comments : Although these small Red Octopus are fairly common acquaintance on Three Tree Point night dives, they are always a treat to find. This little octopus doesn't know whether to try to hide from us or check us out. Often, curiosity will get the best of octopus and they will "taste" you with their suckers. The are a very tactile animal and rely heavily upon touch.
Common name : Red Octopus
Scientific Name : Octopus rubescens
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 4 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->2 macro lens, ISO 100 film, 35mm
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