A second site occupied by Octopus tetricus at high densities, with notes on their ecology and behavior

  title={A second site occupied by Octopus tetricus at high densities, with notes on their ecology and behavior},
  author={D. Scheel and Stephanie Chancellor and Martin L. Hing and Matthew Lawrence and Stefan Linquist and Peter Godfrey‐Smith},
  journal={Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology},
  pages={285 - 291}
ABSTRACT We report wild octopuses (Octopus tetricus) living at high density at a rock outcrop, the second such site known. O. tetricus are often observed as solitary individuals, with the species known to exist at similar densities and exhibiting complex social behaviors at only one site other than that described here. The present site was occupied by 10–15 octopuses on eight different days. We recorded frequent interactions, signaling, mating, mate defense, eviction of octopuses from dens, and… 

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