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Back Bay Video Collection

Two Spotted Octopus

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Octopus bimaculatus catching a common prey item, Pachygrapsus crassipes.                                           Notice the chromatophores changing color on the skin of the octopus.

Bacillaria sp.

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Bacillaria sp. is a pennate diatom.  Each individual is a single cell and is linked to one another.                            These diatoms exhibit this characteristic movement where they slide alone one another.

Tidal Cycle - March 2013

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This is a mild 24 hour tidal cycle.  In California, every day,                                                                            there is a high-high, a low-high, a high-low, and a low-low tide.