The Caribbean Reef Octopus arrives at the right center arm of Zoe and moves around until it finds a place on the far right arm to rest.
Watch as the dive team arrives to do routine documentation and cleaning of the reef and gets a surprise encounter with an octopus resting on Zoe.
Thanks to Lefke Kerr, dedicated Zoaista who sighted and photographed this Caribbean Reef Octopus with her underwater camera in the photo gallery above. We may never have noticed this stealthy and special visit if she hadn't taken a group of Zoaistas to clean Zoe at the right place and time.
In the first video clip, you will see the first glimpses of the Octopus lurking behind the back right-center leg. It then moves to the back center leg, to the front center leg, to the far left leg, and finally to the far right leg where it climbs approximately three feet up on the outer right side of the leg. It nestles in and changes color to match its surroundings and safely rests for a while.
In the second video clip, you will see the divers arrive and notice the Octopus.
Timestamps for watching the original full length live stream video on the Living Sea Sculpture YouTube Channel:
🐙 3:41:00 - Octopus swims into view from right
🐙 3:41:15 - Reaches central leg and stops
🐙 3:41:26 - Crosses to left leg
🐙 3:41:32 - Tries to tuck in under left leg
🐙 3:41:00 - Octopus attacked by fish
🐙 3:42:52 - Octopus trying hard to hide
🐙 3:43:16 - Attaches to frame on left leg and then swims across to right leg
🐙 3:45:38 - Climbs around from inside to outside on right hand leg
🐙 4:34:51 - Octopus quite hidden and moves a little
🐙 4:48:32, 5:33:24 - Can see Octopus bump on right leg
🐙 6:49:06 - Divers arrive
🐙 6:50:00 - Spotted Octopus - underwater "woooo"
🐙 6:51:38 - See Octopus coming around side of frame with divers in fore and background