Beneath the Waves in California - ecophotog

© Joseph Dougherty. All rights reserved. Octopus bimaculoides Pickford & McConnaughey, 1949 California Two-Spot Octopus This species of octopus is found in the intertidal and benthic zones, from the low tide to subtidal depths of about 20 m (65 ft). It prefers sandy substrate and caves of rock or debris for hiding. It tolerates a wide temperature range (at least 60-80°F), though it prefers 65-72°F. Channel Islands, CA.

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From Catalina Island -- Peace Dive Boat -- June 2013