14th Annual Seattle Aquarium Octopus Census

January 18-20, 2014

Calling all divers!

Here's an excuse to go diving during the holiday weekend and collect data on a Puget Sound icon. Help us learn more about Puget Sound's giant Pacific octopus population and environment.

Collect your data at these suggested sites: Sund Rock, Octopus Hole, Flagpole, Jorsted Creek, Black Point, Point Whitney, Pulali Point, Alki Pipeline, Alki Junkyard, Alki Cove 2, Elliott Bay Marina, Harper's Ferry, Waterman's Wall, Rich Passage, Boeing Creek Reef, Edmonds Underwater Park, Fox Island, Z's Reef, Day Island, Titlow Beach, Point Defiance, Sunrise, Les Davis, Tramp Harbor, Three Tree Point North, Redondo, Mukilteo State Park, Langley Tire Reef, Possession Point, Alaskan Reef Wreck, Public Dock (Port Townsend), Hudson Point and Keystone.

For a map that includes all dive locations, click here.

Information to collect during your dive(s):

If you go diving during these three days, we’d like to know whether or not you see any giant Pacific octopuses.

To view the findings from the 2013 Octopus Census, click here.