We are home to the largest octopus in the world in our local waters. The Giant Pacific Octopus can have a mantle of 8" (20cm) across with arms the span 30' (9m). More of a nocturnal hunter, octopus can be found out of their dens and hiding places when searching for food. As an animal that can change colour to match their background, Octopus are considered to be one of the most advanced invertebrates in the ocean.
We also see the smaller Red Octopus in our local waters which has a mantle up to 4" (10cm) and arms up to 20" (50cm) across..