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The Whelk vs the Mussel
The Whelk vs the Mussel
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Whelk Fishing
Whelk Fishing
::2011/03/19::
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cleaning a whelk
cleaning a whelk
::2009/02/20::
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Whelk tries to eat a Flameshell mollusc, which swims away
Whelk tries to eat a Flameshell mollusc, which swims away
::2013/04/17::
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How to Eat Whelks
How to Eat Whelks
::2008/09/02::
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WTLNetwork Reupload: Youtube Poop Marge and the Funny Whelk Parts 1-3
::2013/07/19::
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Mollusk coming out of the shell - Channeled whelk
Mollusk coming out of the shell - Channeled whelk
::2010/01/27::
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Lightning Whelk
Lightning Whelk
::2012/02/08::
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Cleaning whelks
Cleaning whelks
::2013/12/09::
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Spongebob Squarepants Whelk Attack versi Indonesia
Spongebob Squarepants Whelk Attack versi Indonesia
::2013/02/09::
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How to Knit the Whelk Stitch (English Style)
How to Knit the Whelk Stitch (English Style)
::2012/04/27::
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Ade Goes Whelk Fishing - Ade In Britain
Ade Goes Whelk Fishing - Ade In Britain
::2014/09/24::
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Whelk Eating
Whelk Eating
::2013/10/18::
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Whelk fishing in Wexford   *** Aurora  ***
Whelk fishing in Wexford *** Aurora ***
::2014/09/12::
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CMP Whelk Turn-Key Processing Line (Continuous High-Pressure Steam Cooker)
CMP Whelk Turn-Key Processing Line (Continuous High-Pressure Steam Cooker)
::2012/02/07::
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Whelk fishing.wmv
Whelk fishing.wmv
::2012/09/19::
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Learn to Knit the Whelk Stitch
Learn to Knit the Whelk Stitch
::2013/05/27::
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Final Fantasy VI - Whelk Boss 1
Final Fantasy VI - Whelk Boss 1
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Whelk Pots being put back out to fish...
Whelk Pots being put back out to fish...
::2012/03/22::
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Whelk Boat - Wexford [The Aurora] moving gear. Ed came out to work with us today. 16th May 2012
Whelk Boat - Wexford [The Aurora] moving gear. Ed came out to work with us today. 16th May 2012
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John Dowling Slide Banjo - Whelk Bone
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::2014/02/04::
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Nice Live Lightning Whelk
Nice Live Lightning Whelk
::2012/01/24::
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Sashimi Sea Whelk Exotix-style
Sashimi Sea Whelk Exotix-style
::2012/02/28::
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Channeled Whelk egg case part 1
Channeled Whelk egg case part 1
::2007/03/26::
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Save The Whelk! - The Whelk Song
Save The Whelk! - The Whelk Song
::2010/07/04::
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#TBT KOREAN WHELK SALAD
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Whelk eating a clam.
Whelk eating a clam.
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Busycotypus canaliculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Channeled Whelk Snail
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The Whelk Song
The Whelk Song
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Knobbed Whelk in Sippican Harbor
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Conch Whelk Camera
Conch Whelk Camera
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Marge and the revenge of the funny whelk Harry Potter YTP
Marge and the revenge of the funny whelk Harry Potter YTP
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Whelk feeding
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Knobbed Whelk
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Rapa Whelk in action
Rapa Whelk in action
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Oh Whelk!
Oh Whelk!
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Whelk Anatomy
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Whelk on the move
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Cape Koch Whelk
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Final Fantasy VI iOS - Angler Whelk (Boss #18)
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Korean food Stir Fried Whelk 295
Korean food Stir Fried Whelk 295
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Spicy whelks with noodles (Golbaengimuchim: 골뱅이무침)
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Whelk Gauge in Action
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Walk on the Whelk Side
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Fishing Gear PART 7 - Crab & Whelk Pots
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SpongeBob SquarePants Season 7 Review: Whelk Attack
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Cozumel 6/07: Whelk birthing and more
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Several different species of large whelks in the family Buccinidae on sale at a fish market in Japan

Whelk is a common name that is applied to various kinds of sea snail,[1] many of which have historically been used, or are still used, by humans for food.

Although a number of whelks are relatively large and are in the family Buccinidae (the true whelks), the word whelk is also applied to some other marine gastropod mollusc species within several families of sea snails that are not very closely related.

Usage[edit]

The common name "whelk" is also spelled welk or even wilks. The word originated from the Proto-Germanic root "weluka", which may come from the Proto-Indo-European root "wel-", meaning to turn or revolve. [2]

The species, genera and families referred to by this common name vary a great deal from one geographic area to another.

USA[edit]

In the United States, whelk refers to several large edible species in the genera Busycon and Busycotypus, which are now classified in the family Buccinidae. These are sometimes called Busycon whelks.

In addition, the unrelated invasive murex Rapana venosa is referred to as the Veined rapa whelk or Asian rapa whelk in the family Muricidae.

British Isles, Belgium, Netherlands[edit]

In the British Isles, Belgium and the Netherlands, the word is used for a number of species in the family Buccinidae, especially Buccinum undatum, an edible European and Northern Atlantic species.

In the British Isles, the common name "dog whelk" is used for Nucella lapillus (family Muricidae) and for Nassarius species (family Nassariidae).

Scotland[edit]

In Scotland, the word "whelk" is also used to mean the periwinkle (Littorina littorea), family Littorinidae.[3]

West Indies[edit]

In the English-speaking islands of the West Indies, the word whelks or wilks (this word is both singular and plural) is applied to a large edible top shell, Cittarium pica, also known as the magpie or West Indian top shell, family Trochidae.

Asia[edit]

Skewered whelks from Japan.

In Japan, whelks are frequently used in sashimi and sushi. In Vietnam, they are served in a dish called Bún ốc - vermicelli with sea snails.

Australia, New Zealand[edit]

In Australia and New Zealand, species of the genus Cabestana (family Ranellidae) are called predatory whelks.

Some common examples[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Conch, another common name used for a wide variety of large sea snails or their shells

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.reefland.com/articles/rho/identify-this-conchs-and-whelks]
  2. ^ "whelk" [1] in the Online Etymological Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001
  3. ^ Multilingual Dictionary of Fish and Fish Products, prepared by the OECD, Paris, second edition, 1978

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