Video: See octopus babies hatching in West Seattle waters

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 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 Replies to "Video: See octopus babies hatching in West Seattle waters"

  • gia September 15, 2013 (10:14 pm)

    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.

  • trisia September 15, 2013 (10:16 pm)

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

  • m September 15, 2013 (10:25 pm)

    Very cool!

  • Judy September 16, 2013 (4:49 am)

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

  • LStephens September 16, 2013 (6:46 am)

    What an amazing video. Thank you Laura!

  • Kate K September 16, 2013 (8:32 am)

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

  • Pete R September 16, 2013 (9:35 am)

    Whoda thought baby octopuses would be so adorable?

  • miws September 16, 2013 (9:39 am)

    Great vid!


    Thanks, Laura and WSB!


  • Dj carpenter September 16, 2013 (9:48 am)

    I appreciate your skill n sharing.

  • enviromaven September 16, 2013 (11:03 am)

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

  • WSLisa September 16, 2013 (11:03 am)


  • gil September 16, 2013 (11:19 am)

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

  • vanessa September 16, 2013 (12:53 pm)

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

  • Emma Peel September 16, 2013 (1:08 pm)

    What a beautiful sight!

  • i'mcoveredinbees September 16, 2013 (2:19 pm)

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

  • Gatewooder September 16, 2013 (2:59 pm)

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

  • Patti September 16, 2013 (8:05 pm)

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

  • MrX September 16, 2013 (9:00 pm)

    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.

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