I'll just throw some pix up and you can decide: mostly I can tell if the rocks surrounding the den are the same. But that doesn't work if the octopus moves! Which is what #1 did:
This photo previous is after it flew around a bit. The one following is when I first saw it. The wrasse on the right was pestering it. (I put up the short video...https://youtu.be/ocVk3GTEaCo )
I should send it to Ellen so she can play it while Twitch is catching his breath. ha.
I really have to hold up the fingers to count the octopus at the beginning of each octopus...that would help keep track.
to the left of these words
He'e with horns
Nice light.....on its skin and eye
Siphon and bumps
The eye is in the v of the rocks....
See how bumpy their skins can get? Eye is again in the v near the bottom
Horns again. Eye on the left
I actually showed an octopus to a couple today...they watched for a few seconds then swam away. How could they?! I decided perhaps they couldn't see it...or didn't care. (!!!!!)
The siphon below shows what the water looks like after it blows water at me...all the sand gets up in it.
Tentacles!!!! And it saw me, because it sank down into the den. A REALLY good one, too! I couldn't see any of it, as it was hiding below the rocks.
Oy, I love these animals...the octopuses, that is.
Above, a pair of Brighteye Damsel fish.
Whitemouth Moray taking a look.
A herd of goats
Hawaiian Green Lion Fish
And a large Honu swam by
Juvenile Barred File fish
Young Pinktail Trigger
Rainbow octopus. Siphon and eye just above
Devil Scorpion Fish, hiding under an overhang.
Snowflake Moray eel
Two urchins, fully laden down with shells and rocks.
Gosh, such a great swim. I am truly thankful for nice water and lots of octopuses!