I have purchased excellent Octopus, at A.P. Bell, Cortez, for about $3.50/lb. They should have it through the balance of the Stone Crab season; as crabbers catch them in the crab traps. Octopus are one of the few predators that feast on the Stone Crabs. I have made a tasty Seafood Salad and a Frutta di Mare pasta sauce, and Grilled Octopus with my purchases. After cleaning and initial boiling, the meat freezes very well.