Video: See octopus babies hatching in West Seattle waters

September 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm | In Seen at sea, West Seattle news, Wildlife | 18 Comments

The newest video shared by “Diver Laura” James takes you 100 feet beneath the surface of the Sound, near Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), where a diving friend tipped her to, then guided her to, an octopus nest where the eggs were hatching late last Tuesday night.

The video stands on its own as a sight to see, but it’s timely because tomorrow night Laura and other advocates will be part of this month’s Sustainable West Seattle community forum, discussing and advising ways you can help protect Puget Sound. The Tox-Ick.org campaign, to help you do what you can to reduce toxic runoff, will be spotlighted along the way. You’re invited to come learn how to make a difference - in simple but powerful ways – 7 pm Monday (September 16th), Senior Center of West Seattle (California/Oregon).

18 Comments

  1. how magical! thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful video with someone like me, who would never be able to see an event like this unless kind folks like you share these experiences online.

    This type of video is the kind i would normally see on the discovery channel, thanks again.

    Comment by gia — 10:14 pm September 15, 2013 #

  2. Thank you for the beautiful video. Precious. Life is sweet Your videos reminds us.

    Comment by trisia — 10:16 pm September 15, 2013 #

  3. Very cool!

    Comment by m — 10:25 pm September 15, 2013 #

  4. Well done! Thank you for sharing a world so few of us ever see. Just wonderful.

    Comment by Judy — 4:49 am September 16, 2013 #

  5. What an amazing video. Thank you Laura!

    Comment by LStephens — 6:46 am September 16, 2013 #

  6. Now I’m REALLY looking forward to Laura’s presentation tonight about taking care of Puget Sound. Amazing video!

    Comment by Kate K — 8:32 am September 16, 2013 #

  7. Whoda thought baby octopuses would be so adorable?

    Comment by Pete R — 9:35 am September 16, 2013 #

  8. Great vid!

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    Thanks, Laura and WSB!

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    Comment by miws — 9:39 am September 16, 2013 #

  9. I appreciate your skill n sharing.

    Comment by Dj carpenter — 9:48 am September 16, 2013 #

  10. Wonderful video! Huge thanks to Diver Laura for all she does to educate us about our underwater neighbors!

    Comment by enviromaven — 11:03 am September 16, 2013 #

  11. NEAT-O!

    Comment by WSLisa — 11:03 am September 16, 2013 #

  12. Goodbye mommy octopus, you’ve done a fine job.

    Comment by gil — 11:19 am September 16, 2013 #

  13. Wonderful! especially after the big one that was killed this last year…..

    Comment by vanessa — 12:53 pm September 16, 2013 #

  14. What a beautiful sight!

    Comment by Emma Peel — 1:08 pm September 16, 2013 #

  15. Thanks for that! Love seeing divers, on my skate path. Love the work you guys do, also in protecting the GPO. Just awesome…

    Comment by i'mcoveredinbees — 2:19 pm September 16, 2013 #

  16. Wow, that is remarkable video. And the life cycle of the octopus is even more remarkable!

    Comment by Gatewooder — 2:59 pm September 16, 2013 #

  17. Thank you for sharing, awesome! life is magical!!

    Comment by Patti — 8:05 pm September 16, 2013 #

  18. That’s IT. I’m getting certified to SCUBA dive. There’s so much to see under the sea and if you’re not a diver you’re really missing out.

    Comment by MrX — 9:00 pm September 16, 2013 #

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