Quick as a wink. A local woman taking a walk along the Ogden Point Breakwater gets shots of an octopus coming up and quickly grabbing a seagull and eating it! Here is a link to the story and photos she took. The photos in this series are my own photos of another octopus and some of Ogden Point. The letter this week at ABC Wednesday is "q" and I am using it for the word quick as the octopus finished the seagull very quickly, in 53 seconds it was all done.
(Also the lady that took the pictures was very quick to get that minute on her camera.)
Here are my photos of a Giant Pacific Octopus that was in the Sidney's Shaw Ocean Discovery Center. This is not the same octopus in the news that went viral about it eating the Glaucous-winged gull. No, sadly it was not me that got those shots (sigh) but I did get amazing shots of the octopus at the center.
This octopus in these shots here on the blog was at the Discovery Center and he was huge. I was told that he spent a lot of time at first banging his body against the glass. They are very smart and can solve problems so he soon figured out that he was well fed here. He was released after some time but they only live for about four to five years and the male will mate and then die.
They also had a smaller female later and she even produced 30,000 eggs! The eggs were not fertilized. The female octopus will carefully look after the eggs and then die a few months after laying the eggs. The female octopus will collect the male sperm and keep it around until she feels like fertilizing the eggs. Now that is liberated. She is clever. In this case she was unable to fertilize them.
Here are some octopus video links. They are good. I checked them.
octopus swims with diver
shark vs octopus
octopus hatches babies
Hope you all have a great week ahead and hope you liked this post.
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