Giant Pacific Octopus!!

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Octopus on deck

During our first of three kelp forest excursions today, Courtney found a dead Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) while diving and she brought it to the surface in a collection bag.

Octopus in bag Octopus coming out of bag

We put in on the deck of Second Nature and had a closer look.

Octopus arms Octopus beak

We did a quick dissection with a Swiss army knife and saw gills, guts and gonads (we think!). Kohtaro has more photos of the dissection which I will post later…

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