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#1 Bent C

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:03 AM

I saw three to four small octopus while night diving in the Tulamben area. They were around two-three cm long. I think they were the same species, but have no idea which. Anyone?


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:28 PM

Hi Brent,

it looks to me like they are some, not so hairy, Hairy Octopus (Octopus sp.1). They have some distinctive protuberances
and markings that match images I've seen. Liquidguru has a great video of one that shows it at many different angles.

Great find and shots!

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#3 Bent C

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:55 AM

Thanks. I was hoping for the hairy, but found it quite bald for being hairies. However, the marking around the eyes certainly seem to fit. So maybe.
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