Octopus http://www.kplu.org en Should Giant Pacific Octopus get special protections? http://www.kplu.org/post/should-giant-pacific-octopus-get-special-protections <p>The giant Pacific octopus is a relatively healthy and abundant creature among the native wildlife living in Puget Sound.</p><p>But it’s such an iconic species that the recent killing of one by a young diver near Seattle’s Alki point has others in the community calling for new protections.</p><p>The state is<a href="http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jan2213a/"> accepting nominations</a> for an advisory group that will consider a range of conservation strategies.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:55:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7702 at http://www.kplu.org Should Giant Pacific Octopus get special protections? Sea lion vs. octopus: Photographer catches rare glimpse of battle http://www.kplu.org/post/sea-lion-vs-octopus-photographer-catches-rare-glimpse-battle <p>Last Wednesday, Dec. 7, <a href="http://heraldnet.com/article/20111208/NEWS01/111209752">Everett Herald photographer</a> Mark Mulligan caught a rare sight on camera &ndash; a stellar sea lion feeding on an octopus. (See video inside.)</p><p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:41:17 +0000 Evan Hoover 3422 at http://www.kplu.org Sea lion vs. octopus: Photographer catches rare glimpse of battle