This is a Two Spot Octopus found at Mesa Lane (Thousand Steps) in Santa Barbara, California. During this dive I was filming a crab while my buddy was off looking at stuff. When I finished I went to find my buddy and he came swimming up to me holding this octopus.
This octopus is known as a Two Spot Octopus for obvious reasons. When it feels threatened it flattens out its body and flashes it’s fake eyespots to convince predators that it is much to large to eat. You’ll also notice in the video the remarkable color changing abilities octopus have when they use the chromatophores in its skin to change colors to match the color of its environment. Watch as it stops swimming and changes color. You can see how the red patches on its skin matches the surrounding algae and the color of the sandy bottom.
Another defensive technique that Octopus and other cephalopods use is their ink clouds. When I filmed this after the octopus left my buddy’s hand I thought I was filming the octopus at first but I was actually filming the ink cloud, then I started filming a second ink cloud thinking that was the octopus. This technique actually works very well in allowing the octopus time to find a place to hide and get away from hungry predators.
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