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Enteroctopus dofleini  (North Pacific Giant Octopus)

Photo of Enteroctopus dofleini by James Cosgrove
© James Cosgrove (Photo ID #12791)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Saanich Inlet Photographer James Cosgrove
Habitat marine
Photo Date August 11, 2007 Upload Date January 18, 2011
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 12791
Notes Nesting female giant Pacific octopus. Rocks have been moved away to expose the nest. Female is gray below the eggs which she has glued to the roof of the den and attended for 7 - 10 months. About 78,000 eggs in a nest.

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