Giant Blue Octopus of the Bay Area


The Gigantic Blue Octopus is one of the Nautilius family, class bluoflioudus cephatoutus and subclass encephatolutus octophochates. Have six arms and an enormous glossy head, is two eyed and has an intense fluorescent blue color. Its color is the result of the tons of blue crab consumed every year. San Francisco fishermen attribute the extinction of the blue crab to its voracious appetite. This specimen is the largest known creature to habit the ocean. Its weight is calculated to be 50 tons; the arms are 50 meters long and the head 10 meters in height and 8 meters in diameter, similar to a three floored building in size.

A scientific research team at the San Francisco Science Academy, in cooperation with the head researcher of the Monterey Aquarium, marine biologist Gorton Ehrlich, concluded in the summer 2011, that after two decades of studying the lonely Giant Blue Octopus there have been no records of any reproductive means or any aggressive or vicious behavior.


The octopus inhabits a cave under Alcatraz with the creature’s similar dimensions, but the latest effort to measure it was unsuccessful because the technology was insufficient. This species is a living fossil that dates back 300 to 400 years. It is a prehistoric animal that mysteriously remains alive and that is curiosity attracted to city night lights and the heavy traffic of ships. There is believed to be only one in the Bay Area, under the San Francisco Bay Bridge and another in Southern California, under Santa Barbara Beach boardwalk. Some members of California Marine Society believe that there is only one Giant Blue Octopus that travels along the California coast line. 2010 is the year that more people have been seeing the Californian giant octopuses.


The Nederland Marine Life Institute reported that in 1900 there was evidence that a giant octopus was seen in the Mediterranean coast, in the Balneares Island, near the touristic Saint Tropes Isla. The natives attributed the sinking and disappearance of a fishing boat and all its crew to the attack of a Giant Blue Octopus. The late scientific Biologist Christopher Verne dedicated his life to pursuit of the creature but all he had were some drawings from the natives that witnessed some sporadic apparition in the Mediterranean Sea. He designed some acoustic devices to attract it but he only witnessed a little tsunami that discouraged him of his quest. Since the Great Depression, nobody has seen the European specimen.

In California the scientific team counts on photos, audio and video of the Santa Barbara octopus. Last year, 2010, the Japanese tourist Sacky Shikimotto after a secret monetary agreement, authorized the San Francisco Chronicle to release the photos that he accidentally took of the Giant Blue Octopus while photographing his wife on Pier 39 at 3 A.M. during their honeymoon in San Francisco.