I didn't even know there was such a thing! If only Dave and I had known it was happening this past weekend... Actually, you couldn't pay me a million dollars to do this. I like diving, but I would never want see what lives at the bottom of the Puget Sound.
In case you're wondering (like I was) what an"octopus census" entails, here's what get's recorded on the official Giant Pacific Octopus Census Data Sheets:
- Location of the dive site
- Depth of the dive
- Den type
- General size of the octopus
- How many octopi were seen
- Was the octopus sitting on eggs (I am wondering how on earth you check this - poke it with a stick??)