meeting a local - Situ(O.gibbsi or O.tetricus)

haggs

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This is one of the many local octopus that I have come across during my wanderings down the headland. Going by it's size and how long it's been in the same rock pool (that I've known it for) it must be fully grown as in it can reach about 40 to 50cm or about 20". After visiting it nearly every weekend for several months I'm sure it got to know me, as quite often as I approached it den it would just sit there and not retreat. After several visits and a bit of bribery (feeding) it used to reach out and either hold onto the camera or my fingers. So here's a series of pictures that show how it used to greet me. haggs

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Nancy ...I have no idea about what speices it may be, I was hoping someone else might shed some light on that for me.


Nice resolution what sort of camera are you using? Very cool shots
It's a Canon... wait for it........ 3.2mp Power shot A75, I've had it for a bit over 4 years. I actually wore out my first one and managed to pinch my son's, so that I could still use the same housing. I'm still very impressed with this little camera.
 

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