Day Octopus

A day octopus in the waters off Hawaii

The reddish color of this day octopus is an indication that I had startled it. If it felt threatened, it would turn white. I like how the patterns on the rock it’s on looks like sucker marks from its tentacles.

9 thoughts on “Day Octopus

    1. Graham Post author

      Actually, the eyes are fairly small. They’re little ovals in the bumps on the top. The larger round bits, one on each side, are the siphons which are used for respiration and propulsion. I still look at them and think that must be the eyes.



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