Blue-Ringed Octopus
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A portion of SCP-3186 visible within its enclosure.

Item #: SCP-3816

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3816 is currently incapable of moving or being moved from its location in the Pacific Ocean (39º 35' 27.363" N, 145º 45' 45.105" E). Thus, a thirty (30) meter perimeter around the entity has been established and secured (with cooperation from the Australian Maritime Border Command), and signs posted warning civilians to stay away. Given the effects of SCP-3816, a security breach is unlikely, though surviving friends and/or family members of trespassers must be informed and treated by relevant personnel (see Document 3816-D35).

A secure monitoring system consisting of three (3) cameras and an infrared motion sensor has been assembled around SCP-3816, connected to high-efficiency solar panels. This system will automatically alert MTF Gamma-6 ("Deep Feeders") upon detection of unusual activity. Team members stationed at Site-███ will be able to respond and enact emergency containment procedures (if necessary) within an hour of the notice.

The SCP-3816 monitoring system is to be inspected annually and maintained as necessary by a trained Level 3 Technician.

Description: SCP-3816 is a massive specimen of the southern blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena maculosa). Its length1 is estimated at 25.7 meters, but fully accurate measurements cannot be performed due to extensive outcroppings of rock and coral covering almost 77% of its body.

SCP-3816 is sapient, and capable of written communication in Cantonese, as well as limited sign language. SCP-3816 refers to itself as the "Mother Blue" (though it reproduces asexually and does not have any obvious indications of male or female dimorphism).