8-footer octopus wrestling with diver in California video goes viral. This is the biggest octopus that confronted divers in a long time.
An unimaginable incident took place in California. And interestingly it was captured too so that views from across the world could watch it and draw some lessons. The incident unfolded like this: a huge octopus) was seen wrestling with a diver off Bluefish Cove in Carmel, California.
“I wasn’t too worried. Generally they are not too interested in people. They’ll just take off,” Warren Murray, who was holding the camera at the time, said to the New York Daily News. “I was thinking he would take off as soon as I got close to it. When he wasn’t moving, I was excited.”
Murray’s friend and fellow diver, David Malvestuto was able to get the entire incident on film however.
“I was a little concerned, but we both knew they are harmless,” Malvestuto said, according to the Daily News. “He was very cool and collected. I wanted to make sure nothing bad would happen.”
The octopus surprised the divers, who were not a part of a specific study, since it looked more like a large rock, according to the Daily News.
Murray and Malvesuto were simply trying to shoot film of exotic underwater creatures, though they had no idea they would find a giant octopus.
“It’s very rare to see that type of octopus in the 80 feet of water we were in,” Malvestuto said.