Mike deGruy: Hooked By an Octopus - Huffington Post (blog)

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Great talk but if I am seeing things correctly, he talks about being in Australia and filming octopus behavior and then shows video from Hawaii. Somebody correct me if I am wrong but isn't that a cyanea that they are up close and personal with?
 

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I'll respond to this one. You are correct, that is O. cyanea, an indo-Pacific Octopus that I filmed on One Tree Island in Australia. Note the corals, Acropora, etc, which do not live in Hawaii. However, the O cyanea we filmed in the aquarium, where I peer at the beak in action, was in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, but all the reef stuff was shot in Australia.
Glad you enjoyed the talk, I sure enjoyed the cruise with TED and Mission Blue and giving the talk.
MdeG
 

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mvdegruy;153975 said:
I'll respond to this one. You are correct, that is O. cyanea, an indo-Pacific Octopus that I filmed on One Tree Island in Australia. Note the corals, Acropora, etc, which do not live in Hawaii. However, the O cyanea we filmed in the aquarium, where I peer at the beak in action, was in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, but all the reef stuff was shot in Australia.
Glad you enjoyed the talk, I sure enjoyed the cruise with TED and Mission Blue and giving the talk.
MdeG

WOW! :welcome: to TONMO. I find your work fascinating and inspirational. Thanks for posting. And again Welcome!
 

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Mike,
Thanks for the correction. I did not realize O.cyanea lived as far south as Australia :oops: but appreciate you confirming my ID (still working at learning to identify the commons and where they are found). Most importantly, thanks for taking an interest in making the correction.
 

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Mike - GREAT talk and thanks much for taking the time to register on TONMO.com. Don't be a stranger!
:smile: :notworth::snorkel:
 

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:welcome: to TONMO and thanks for being a ceph advocate!
 

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Thank you for your warm welcome everybody. I will certainly check in from time to time, you have a wonderful site, but, then again, how can you lose with cephalopods?!!
 

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