Battle between a Harbor Seal and a Giant Pacific Octopus: Who is the Victor?

by Carolyn Sotka

seal and octo

Photo by Bob Lanson via CBC News.

While octopus is a fairly common food for harbor seals, actually capturing the act of predation on film is quite rare. In addition to harbor seals, sea otters and sperm whales also depend on the Pacific octopus – the largest of the octopus species which can reach up to 160 lbs. These photos were shot off of Ogden Point in Victoria, British Columbia. Check out the CBC News story for more pictures and video.

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