A Dazzling Ocotopus

a colorful octopus in blackwater
Jeffrey Milisen

“If you dive Hawaiian reefs, you might see 3 or 4 species of cephalopods. Offshore, we see closer to 20 and their antics are one of the driving reasons that blackwater has gained such a following. This young long-armed octopus is still learning to use its arms, but as opposed to lanky teenagers, its learning curve is far more graceful.” –Jeffrey Milisen

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