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Mugged by a Giant Octopus

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Fantastic dive sunday with my buddy Rob. We sat 4 Giant Pacific Octopus at Point Lobos State Reserve in Carmel, CA. One of them was quite interactive.

 

Full gallery here:

 

http://www.baue.org/images/galleries/v/local/BetosOctopus/

 

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Investigating my camera.

 

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My buddy Rob's View

 

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Rob gets the treatment

 

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Giant Pacific Octopus

 

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More Giant Pacific Octopus

 

Clinton

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Great shots - looks like you had a lot of fun with that GPO

 

In the third pic, what is that floating above the upper arm? it looks like the octo took off someone's hood!

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Thanks!

 

That's the port cover for Rob's Camera. I think it's clipped to one of his strobe arms.

 

Clinton

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Great! did you let him use the camera for a while?

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'Wow' what a great experience and fabulous pictures to look back on.

 

Gary.

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Is the same GPO that just popped-up on a Yahoo News feature video? The story cited Pt. Lobos as the location where a GPO was filmed attaching itself to a diver's camera gear.

 

-Tinman

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Pretty certain this was a different octopus. The other encounter was in Bluefish Cove 3-400 meters west of where we were. It's possible an octopus could move that far in a week but the one that made the news appeared to me to be missing a chunk of one arm which wasn't the case with this guy.

 

Clinton

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What a fantastic experience, and great series of images.

 

It sure looks friendly, I have to wonder if it had eyes for your flash arms or something lol

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Wow - I have always wanted to dive with these beauties, the octopuses in the Med and Asia are such - well.... pussies. Great shots and experience. Definitely on my list ....

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Great set of images showing a crime in progress! :mocking:

 

Seriously, very cool series!

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