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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Eye to eye

We were finishing up some surveys tonight (2 November 2017) in the intertidal zone when Eric spotted a small Red Octopus (Octopus rubescens) among the rocks.  

The octopus was under water, but shallow enough that I could use my underwater camera to zoom in for a close-up of its eye.  Be sure to click on the image above and explore the diversity of colors and patterns and texturesExploring the eye of an octopus is like visiting another world!

ADDENDUM (3 November 2017): Hmmm...clicking on the photo above didn't enlarge it that much, so here's a zoomed in view of the octopus' eye...

In case you're curious, here's a view of the little octopus:

With its tentacles curled in, this octopus was only ~4 cm (1.5 inches) long.

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