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Octopus sex at Atmosphere resort in Dauin, Dumaguete, Philippines

Octopus are one of the most interesting critters a diver can encounter while underwater. Whether the fact that they can squeeze into any crevice that their beak will fit into or that they can change color and texture in an instant, one of the most interesting things about octopus is actually their sex life. Octopus will begin to metabolize their own muscles when they become sexually mature to make their eggs and sperm. Because of this, almost all species of octopus lay one clutch of eggs and then die.   The male mototi, the one with the stripes, showing off …

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Mototi Blue Ringed Mimic Day Wonderpus Octopus. Octopus October at Atmosphere resort in the Philippines. Photos by Daniel Geary

Octopus October is officially in full swing. Every year we look forward to October because Cephalopods seem to infest the coast. This year they definitely got the message and have returned in full force! Although we found a Blue-ringed Octopus, Wonderpus, and five Flamboyant Cuttlefish on a dive in September, that was just a preview. Octopus October started on the first day of the month, with dive center manager Marco finding a Blue-Ringed octopus on the house reef which stayed around for a few days. Our current favorite dive site, Secret Corner, has exploded into life. We have encountered a …

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Mimic, blue ringed and wonderpus - the Big Three

When divers arrive at Atmosphere Resort, they usually come prepared with a list of the critters they want to see the most. Many of these ‘critter lists’ vary due to the sheer number of critters you can see along the Dauin coast. Some people prefer nudibranchs, some are in need of frogfish, but nearly all of our divers want the “Big Three.” The “Big Three” are found almost exclusively in muck diving environments. What are they, you ask? Well, they are the most sought after octopus on the Dauin coast – the Mimic octopus, the Wonderpus and the Blue-ringed octopus. …

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