Red Octopus
(Octopus rubescens)

image of a Red Octopus

Image ID: 2-01

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Comments : Red Octopus are miniature versions of the Giant Pacific Octopus that are found in Puget Sound. Essentially nocturnal, we often find these octopus out hunting during the night. At Three Tree Point they range in size from about three inches in length to about 12 inches. They are a magnificent find on any dive.
Common name : Red Octopus
Scientific Name : Octopus rubescens
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 9 inches
Camera Used : Fuji Endeavor in Ikelite IIIe macro, 400 ISO APS fuji film
Natural History :