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#16 David Evans

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 02:38 PM

How cool is nature, huh?

WORD.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 04:27 PM

That is cool.. great find David!
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 11:17 PM

I hate to be the one to say it, but I'm wondering if that video has been retouched. That camo almost seems a little *too* good to be natural.

Not saying it's fake, or that anyone has to defend it, just saying that's *incredible* camoflage to be natural.

It's real. You can see it and others on a video:

http://www.pbs.org/w...nature/octopus/
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:29 AM

Good find, Briny!

http://www.pbs.org/w...e/shark_hi.html

http://www.pbs.org/w.../cyanea_hi.html

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Octopuses rawk dood!!!

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:13 AM

Have any PNW divers been to Redondo lately and checked on the female guarding her eggs under the carousel boat? She is really gray and not moving much.
I think her time is about over. She is a big girl but is not looking good. She has hollowed out both sides of the boat for maximum water flow for her eggs another sign that she might be getting too tired to keep caring for her eggs.
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:20 AM

You could get to it without bothering with the site.
http://media2.big-bo...nt/octopus1.wmv

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:57 PM

David, I thought you had a link to the one at the Seattle Aquarium.

The one with the Octo and the Shark...

I went there several months ago but didn't see it...

Thought you had a copy? somewhere... short version...
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 02:00 AM

Frank, isn't this the one you're thinking of? It's the only one I remember having....

http://www.pbs.org/w...e/shark_hi.html

It's pretty amazing... and to think we dive with (and if we're lucky, hold hands with!) these cool critters all the time!

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 08:34 AM

ahh... can't tell, it's requiring Real Player and I got Sick n' Tired of Real Player's antics a while ago so don't download it..

But it was the one when Seattle Aquarium put a shark, as it truned out several sharks, in the tank with the GPO.. and they kept dissappearing...

Finally videoed it through the nights and discovered what was happening..
Amazing to say the least...

I keep saying, the Octos might seem "Cute and Cuddley" but just like there are "Nice People and there are Mean People" Octos aren't any different...

Anyway, if that's the one, then that has been thebest one I've seen so far...

See ya in the water...

ps. Is was due to your attention to "Olive" that I put her on the Snap Logo...
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 10:41 AM

D,

Very cool video, thanks for sharing. Forgot to mention that I saw my first octopi on a night dive in Cozumel!!

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