/// NEWS FLASH – Recent Mototi Octopus Sightings!

10 Nov / 2010
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October really was a fantastic month here for diving with Two Fish Divers in the Lembeh Strait (well every month is fantastic here!!). One of the standout sightings for us was the Mototi Octopus (Octopus mototi), pictured here on the left. (We also saw him last night on the night dive as well.)

This is a solitary species, which can be found on sandy/rubble bottoms hiding in some of the garbage that can be strewn on some of our dives sites, such as cans or glass bottles. The identification of the Mototi is by a pair of bright blue rings behind its head and it takes on a orangey colour whilst at rest.

When it is on the move as the picture to the right shows, the Mototi Octopus displays brown and white stripes. This rare find is also quite a poisonous find so be careful when you come across one!!

Thank you to Thea for these photos, we are very jealous of this sighting as we were either in the office or in bed with a high fever when this beauty was seen!




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