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Octopus rubescens

Octopus rubescens, the Red octopus

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This Octopus rubescens, or the red octopus, was photographed by Patrick Almeda at Seacrest Park in west Seattle.

Red octopuses are a small species that are found in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from Mexico to Alaska.

The young are planktonic and there are reports that they school.

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The above photograph was taken by Patrick Almeda.

He has more images of Octopus rubescens at his web page.

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