went to this place in queens NY they sell dishes with live octopus on them... begged them to sell me the octopus alive in a bag that I could take with me and they refused. they thought I was from animal rights group and they asked me to kindly leave. check out these videos: (any idea on the species?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfmm2UxLpo0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUsGsSkMsLU http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zfLXvCOkc3k#! I wonder where they are sourcing these??