Devilfish Rock
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Burrow
N 48° 24.641 W 123° 19.618
10U E 475803 N 5361999
Quick Description: Devilfish Rock is located in Gonzales Bay in Victoria British Columbia.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/19/2017 2:15:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMWMWA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 8

Long Description:
Notes from Geocache GC1HW6T:Victoria EarthCache Series #2: Devilfish Rock:

Local First Nation people have passed on stories about the erratic in Gonzales Bay. Giant Pacific Octopus (known as devilfish to the First Nation people) use this area as a spawning ground. According to legend, if you touch the aptly named Devilfish Rock, devilfish would come up from the sea.

An interesting note: The Giant Pacific Octopus is very high in protein. In addition to hunting the Giant Pacific Octopus for food, the First Nation people also used the fresh tentacles as bait for halibut fishing. The tentacles were stripped and creatively wrapped to resemble baby octopus which were strung on their hooks for fishing.
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