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18th Annual Seattle Aquarium Octopus Survey

18th Annual Seattle Aquarium Octopus Survey

Where Various dive locations

When October 6–14, 2018

Calling all divers! Help collect data on a Puget Sound icon! If you go diving anytime during October 6–14, we’d like to know whether or not you see any giant Pacific octopuses.

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.

Information being collected includes:

  • Date of dive
  • Depth
  • Den type
  • General size
  • Location of dive site
  • Bottom substrate
  • How many giant Pacific octopuses were seen at a single dive site during each dive.
  • Is the octopus on eggs
Suggested dive sites in Seattle area for octopus survey