|Aurora, Giant Pacific Octopus in the tank at Hatfield Marine Science Center|
Wow. wow. wow.
VIDEO! I have a video... but I'm keeping you in suspense. Great pictures first, awesome video at the end. (Pictures taken by myself using HMSC's camera, and McKenzie using her phone.) Enjoy! Post comments!
|Aurora anchored herself between this rock and the glass of the tank on the left|
|Giant Pacific Octopus suckers in various stages of suction or curling|
|Octopus suckers detail|
|Octopus skin with stripes|
|View of upside-down octopus under the water|
|My fingers touching the skin of the octopus|
|Look at that detail and texture! Octopuses have|
amazing camouflage abilities
|A different color and texture of octopus camouflage|
|Holding on to my fingers with those tiny suckers|
|Diana and me with Aurora|
|Close up texture - the skin is so soft and loose but then it can change its|
texture like this
|Skin between arms showing the thin smooth skin|
|Octopus siphoning water over its beak at the surface of the tank|
|Octopus beak peaking out of mouth|
|Octopus mouth with open beak peaking inside|
|Octopus beak exerted|
|Octopus open beak in mouth, siphon on the left|
|The money shot! Giant Pacific Octopus with exerted and open beak and siphon|
Here is the video of the Giant Pacific Octopus showing her beak and opening and closing it. Also a bonus siphoning water on HMSC's camera you see me using (which was waterproof- whew!). McKenzie shot this video on her phone. And it. is. awesome.
Thanks for joining me for this adventure I was so blessed to have. Leave a comment! Thanks.