Upwelling – Giant Pacific Octopus

Caught in an upwelling current this creatures body takes on the form of the water around it... fluid and graceful. The giant Pacific octopus is a large eight-legged marine cephalopod whose early ancestors were clam-like creatures. Its range is California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Russia, Japan, and the Korean Peninsula. It can be found from the intertidal zone down 6,600 ft, and is best adapted to cold, oxygen-rich water. It is the largest octopus species, with an average weight of 33 lb and an arm span of 14 ft. Guinness World Records lists the biggest known specimen as 300 lb with an arm span of 32 ft!

Image Size: 30.375"w X 22.25"h
This image comes on a 1- 5/8” deep panel made from FSC Birch with black lacquered sides, printed with archival inks, and sealed with matte varnish and UV coating.

Type: Unknown Type

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