Octopus

Macrotritopus Sp. – Planktonic paralarvae

I’ve been very lucky, as a macro videographer, to have lived and worked in Lembeh and Ambon over the last six years or so. It has given me the opportunity to film some of the rarest and most unusual critters in the underwater world. My critter checklist has been getting smaller over the years, but …

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Coconut Octopus giving birth
Amphioctopus marginatus

  This week we went to a dive site I had never been to before, in the south of Lembeh, on the mainland. It was very mucky but, as seems to be the case when going somewhere for the first time, very productive. Two Mimics, Ghost Pipefish, Pipehorses and then Ade (my wonderful trusty Dive …

Coconut Octopus giving birth
Amphioctopus marginatus
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Mimic Octopus – includes a fight
Thaumoctopus mimicus

  Mimic Octopus are one of the most iconic critters we have in Lembeh. They are on most of our guests ‘wish list’, not surprisingly, as they are an amazing creature. Mimic Octopus are not called ‘mimics’ because they mimic an octopus, but because we believe they mimic other creatures. They have been seen to …

Mimic Octopus – includes a fight
Thaumoctopus mimicus
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Blue Ring Octopus hunting
Hapalochlaena sp.

  I managed to film a very interesting sequence of some Blue Ring action that I hadn’t seen before. As I was filming this one it started to hunt. After finding a small squat lobster it would stretch it’s tentacles straight out, rigidly in front of it’s head and then started blowing the sand directly …

Blue Ring Octopus hunting
Hapalochlaena sp.
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Blue Ring Octopuses Mating
Hapalochlaena sp.

I was lucky enough to find these two Blue Rings mating this week!! The male is holding on to the female, and you can see that slowly he starts to envelope more and more of the female. Towards the end of their mating she becomes quiet agitated and moves her tentacles around until the male …

Blue Ring Octopuses Mating
Hapalochlaena sp.
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Shaggy Octopus
Abdopus aculeatus

I thought that I had finally found the very rare Lembeh Hairy Octopus. It wasn’t, sadly, but a very interesting octopus none the less, and one we hadn’t seen before. It is interesting for a few reasons. Firstly, when it walks, it has the most bizarre action, bunching it’s legs under it’s body, stretching itself …

Shaggy Octopus
Abdopus aculeatus
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