pacific giant octopus

  1. Tom Hlavac

    PGOs at Madrona Point, Vancouver Island, January 9, 2021

    There currently are 2 PGOs residing in the deep horizontal crack at Madrona's big wall. A third has burrowed a den at the bottom just east and below this crack. The Madrona PGOs feed primarily on the local crab population, there isn't a swimming scallop bed nearby.
  2. Tom Hlavac

    4 PGOs at Madrona Point, Vancouver Island

    Some clips of small to mid sized (up to 25 lbs) PGOs at Madrona Point (a shore dive site near Parksville on Vancouver Island, Canada:
  3. Tom Hlavac

    A PGO and yelloweye rockfish neighbors at Oak Leaf Park, near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island

  4. Tom Hlavac

    PGOs at Madrona Point, Vancouver Island

  5. Tom Hlavac

    PGOs at Cottam Point, Vancouver Island

    Returned to Cottam Point last Thursday with a buddy. One of the PGOs was a female on eggs. The other reached out of the den and checked out my dive buddy. These are flat boulder dens, in a swimming scallop area, and are "historical" dens. These dens can be reached from the beach access at...