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Today’s Special: Turkey Wings!

Posted by Jody on November 28, 2013

Very happy Thanksgiving wishes to all!

Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches

Turkey Wings are on the menu today!  These particular turkey wings are awesome good because they are eye-catching treats from the seashore.  We collected our main course on the beaches of Sanibel Island, Florida.

Turkey wings are members of the Ark Shell Family, a family of over 140 species of bivalved mollusks found in temperate and tropical seas. “Bivalves (Bivalvia) form the second largest class of mollusks and include clams, oysters, mussels, scallops, and shipworms. All bivalves have a shell made up of two valves. A flexible tissue connects the valves, and toothlike hinges keep them aligned. When the animals are feeding or breathing, the valves separate slightly.” (World Book*)

These turkey wings won’t be coming over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house, though! In North America, they can be found in the ocean waters from North Carolina to Bermuda.  They live on coral rocks and  in…

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2 Responses to “Today’s Special: Turkey Wings!”

  1. My family used to have the pleasure of spending every Thanksgiving at Bradenton, near Sanibel and gathering shells is a special memory from those holidays. Thanks for bringing back the feeling of wonderful times with my family as a kid!

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