Ocean Networks Canada recently installed an underwater community observatory camera neary Hartley Bay and it’s piquing the interest of local sea creatures.
“[A] curious giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) has already dropped by a few times to check out who moved into its remote northern BC neighbourhood,” the group says in a new video posted to YouTube.
The University of Victoria research organization explains that “these magnificent cephalopods grow larger and live longer than any other octopus species, with the largest recorded specimen being 9 metres across and weighing more than 270 kg!”
The particular species caught on camera “is also extremely intelligent, known to use tools and even recognize faces.”
Watch a video clip of the octopus here. And check out the live cam here–who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and see a new appearance!