Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

January 9, 2018

While emptying a bag of lionfish they caught while diving in the Watch Hill Park and John Smith’s Bay area, local divers found a tiny octopus clinging to the side of a lionfish.

Octopus Bermuda January 2018 (1)

In a post on social media, Weldon Wade said, “What a discovery! When freediving and culling lionfish we spear them and sometimes safely snip all the venomous spines off in-water effectively disarming the fish and they are put inside a mesh catch bag.

Octopus Bermuda January 2018 (2)

“What a surprise it was for @waterkid03 [Brandon Fleming] to find this octopus clinging to the side of a lionfish when emptying the bag! This tiny octopus had to have been in the mouth of one that we speared and got extremely lucky. What a save! It was released to live another day.

Octopus Bermuda January 2018 (3)

- Photos courtesy of Weldon Wade

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  1. PBanks says:

    I think we have our storyline for the next sequel to Finding Nemo…

  2. Curious George says:

    Lion fish can catch octopus?

    • wahoo says:

      They eat rare shrimp, baby lobster, parrot fish etc….really they will eat whatever fits in their mouths. They are big trouble.

  3. Truth is killing me says:

    It would’ve been nice to put in my tank.