mother and daughter stumbled on a rarely seen form of sea life. The pair came across an Octopus while they were walking along the water of North Myrtle Beach! It ended up being an Atlantic octopus, pink in color by known to change to match its surroundings.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources posted a video on Facebook taken of the encounter by the lucky viewers. The animals are native to the area but rarely travel this close to shore. A rare encounter of an Octopus in Myrtle Beach for sure. Keep an eye out the next time you are there!

Heather Leon and her mother were walking along the water’s edge in North Myrtle Beach last week when they encountered an extraordinary sight.A brightly colored common Atlantic octopus was resting in the shallow water, and she captured on video the moment it swam away with a graceful flourish. Native to our waters but rarely seen inshore, the octopus may have been warming itself in the sunny pool.“It was truly a once in a lifetime experience, and I’m so grateful,” she said.

Posted by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources on Thursday, February 3, 2022


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