Warm or Cold: A Game

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Ask any guy on the street, if you wanted to see a colorful reef, where would you go?  Chances are, he’d point you at a tropical island with nice warm water, because nothing interesting lives in cold water but a few boring fish.  Right?

Not so fast.

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Dancing With An Octopus

Enteroctopus Dofleini - Giant Pacific Octopus Photo by Kirt L. Onthank - wikipedia commons
Enteroctopus Dofleini – Giant Pacific Octopus
Photo by Kirt L. Onthank – wikipedia commons

The Pacific Northwest is home to the largest octopus species in the world, enteroctopus dofleini.  These creatures are generally shy and retiring; most of the time you need to diligently search cracks and overhangs to find one and you’ll get but a partial glimpse.   On this particular day I encountered a specimen that was anything but shy.

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