A giant reddish octopus scares off deep-sea shrimp fishermen

One giant octopus was spotted by fishermen from shrimp in the Canadian sea. The images of the sea animal ended up going viral on TikTok.

The video was recorded by fisherwoman Brooke Sattar, who gave an interview to the Canadian press. The Vancouver resident reported that the cephalopod attached itself to the shrimp bait for about 3 minutes. Then the animal returned to the bottom of the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Octopus weighing nearly 200 kilos appears on Canadian coast and surprises fisherman; the pictures went viral

The TikTok post has amassed over 40 million views and 2 million likes. The footage was recorded by the fisherwoman in the Albert Inlet fjord on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada.

“We started pulling the trap, which was very heavy, so we thought it was full of shrimp,” he said. “The color of the octopus also confused us,” the Canadian said in an interview with CNBC.

Watch the video :

@brookesirah Today’s fishing has caught up with us! The octopus hung on for a bit then let go and swam back down. Coolest sign I’ve seen! What do you think of this giant Pacific octopus? Hahaha very weird, I can’t believe #pacificoctopus ♬ original sound – brookesattar

The octopus was of the species Enteroctopus dofleini, one of the major giant octopuses in the Pacific Ocean. It can measure more than 10 meters and weigh nearly 200 kilos.

This animal is not endangered and is considered one of the symbols of marine fauna of the largest ocean on the planet.

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