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How to Eat Whelks
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::2008/09/02::
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Whelk tries to eat a Flameshell mollusc, which swims away
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::2013/04/17::
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Whelk Fishing
Whelk Fishing
::2011/03/19::
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Ade Goes Whelk Fishing - Ade In Britain
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::2014/09/24::
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cleaning a whelk
cleaning a whelk
::2009/02/21::
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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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How to Knit the Whelk Stitch (English Style)
How to Knit the Whelk Stitch (English Style)
::2012/04/27::
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Spongebob Squarepants Whelk Attack versi Indonesia
Spongebob Squarepants Whelk Attack versi Indonesia
::2013/02/09::
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John Dowling Slide Banjo - Whelk Bone
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::2014/02/04::
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Whelk fishing in Wexford   *** Aurora  ***
Whelk fishing in Wexford *** Aurora ***
::2014/09/12::
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Whelk Eating
Whelk Eating
::2013/10/18::
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whelk eats clam
whelk eats clam
::2011/04/20::
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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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Fishing Gear PART 7 - Crab & Whelk Pots
Fishing Gear PART 7 - Crab & Whelk Pots
::2011/11/08::
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Eating Japanese food Sushi "Tsubugai(Whelk) nigirizushi" つぶ貝握り寿司
Eating Japanese food Sushi "Tsubugai(Whelk) nigirizushi" つぶ貝握り寿司
::2015/02/23::
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Cómo tejer punto Whelk
Cómo tejer punto Whelk
::2015/02/27::
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Cleaning whelks
Cleaning whelks
::2013/12/09::
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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
::2013/05/21::
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Invalids - Strengths - 05 Whelk
Invalids - Strengths - 05 Whelk
::2014/11/15::
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Rapa Whelk in action
Rapa Whelk in action
::2011/06/15::
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Channeled Whelk egg case part 1
Channeled Whelk egg case part 1
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The Smell of Reeves & Mortimer - Whelk Location Unit
The Smell of Reeves & Mortimer - Whelk Location Unit
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Eating Japanese food Seafood "Akanishigai(Veined rapa whelk)" アカニシ貝
Eating Japanese food Seafood "Akanishigai(Veined rapa whelk)" アカニシ貝
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Whelk Selectivity Test, Video 2
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Channeled Whelk Egg Casing.wmv
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The exciting life of a whelk pot
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Nice Live Lightning Whelk
Nice Live Lightning Whelk
::2012/01/24::
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Final Fantasy VI - Whelk Boss 1
Final Fantasy VI - Whelk Boss 1
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Korean food Whelk Spaghetti 351
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Conch Whelk Camera
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Dog Whelk Snail
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Whelk potting shooting the last string!
Whelk potting shooting the last string!
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Knobbed Whelk in Sippican Harbor
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Whelk feeding
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Sashimi Sea Whelk Exotix-style
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::2012/02/28::
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The Whelk Song
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Whelk Pots being put back out to fish...
Whelk Pots being put back out to fish...
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Lightning Whelk
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Knobbed Whelk
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Cape Koch Whelk
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Whelk
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Learn to Knit the Whelk Stitch
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Busycotypus canaliculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Channeled Whelk Snail
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Save The Whelk! - The Whelk Song
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Whelk eating a clam.
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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 and other animals 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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