Octopus on pen shell. Photo by Claudette

Thank you, Claudette, for sending this new picture to us to solve the LION’S PAWPEN SHELL mystery on my previous post Octopus in the Dark. It’s a pen shell…not a lion’s paw (agree?).

Claudette wrote  “We guess this Octopus to be about 16″ from tip to tip! It stopped, posed and took off running I have about 4 pics of it!  The color change was amazing, going from dark (on the shell) to white… like the sand!” . Thank you for taking so many pictures of this guy so we could check this shell out a bit closer….. although it kind of made me happy thinking it was a lion’s paw too.