Recording Marine Life

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Records of Octopus vulgaris

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1 2006-02-21
Fort Bovisand Harbour, South Hams, Devon.
Seen while diving near harbour steps. Gravelly, pebbly bottom at a depth of 4m. Had 2 or more rows of suckers along arms. Large individual. Wrapped its arm around student diver's arm. Peter Washburn
1 2009-09-19 Mortehoe
Rockham beach Mortehoe Devon
Stranded on a sand bar with the retreating tide. I flipped it into a pool where it sat until the tide came in. Stunning. Portia Smith