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Happy Friday! Here’s an octopus hug for making it through the...

Happy Friday! Here’s an octopus hug for making it through the week! Red octopuses are common in Monterey Bay. We see them in tide pools, kelp forests and even as far as 600 feet deep in the submarine canyon!  Thanks to staffer Jim Purdue for the tentacular photo!
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