Blue-ringed Octopus

Welcome to our webpage about the Octopus, Hapalochlaena lunulata or more commonly know as the Blue-ringed Octopus that is found North in the tropic Western Pacific Ocean and along the coast of Northern Australia (Encyclopedia of Life, 2013). You will be learning about the Classification, Habitat, Form and Function, Nutrition, and Reproduction of the Hapalochlaena lunulata throughout this website.   The goal of this webpage is to thoroughly educate people on the history and lifestyle of the most venomous octopus by providing them with precise, detailed descriptions. Our names are Morgan Henriksen and Sean Gilbride, and we attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Currently we are enrolled in Animal Biology, which is giving us the opportunity to create this website, as part of the project, for you to gain more knowledge about the beautiful creature, Hapalochlaena lunulata. To learn more about this amazing octopus click on the Classification link.

For the Scuba Divers out there, here are some cool dive sites where this species of octopus has been sited (Blue Ringed Octopus Facts):

Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Anilao, Phillippines

Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea

Mabul, Malaysi

These are just a few sites but they are also found throughout south-east Australia, near Sydney, and especially Melbourne (Blue Ringed Octopus Facts).

If you have any questions feel free to Contact either of us.