Black racerback Tank with purple octopus screen print
Original artwork by Emma Hurley of NorthCoast Brine
Each item is hand printed- minor variations in ink thickness, color and placement may occur.
Designed in Point Arena, CA
Printed with love in Santa Cruz, CA
SUSTAINABILITY: Good. Short-lived /high reproduction makes their population resilient. Small recreational take - as food and bait.
Range: Gulf of California to Gulf of Alaska.
Habitat: Mostly found shallow in the tide- pools and kelp forest, but can be found as deep as 600”.
Diet: small crustaceans, planktonic fish and mollusks
Age: 2 years; die after spawning.
Natural history: Usually red, purple or brown- they can change color to camouflage. A small -only reach 20” arm-span. Young are planktonic, then settle in the shallows where they will make a den in a crevice or kelp holdfast. Females will guard the eggs before dying. Octopi are the most intelligent invertebrates. In the phylum Mollusca, so are related to sea snails and clams.