I've been looking for real conch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conch) up here since I moved from Miami 4 years ago. All I can find in Rhode Island is Whelk, aka Scungilli (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scungilli).
I know queen conch is on the endangered species list, but there's other forms of real conch that are commonly available for sale down there, even in WalMart for god sakes. Up here I've struck out in my visits to what must be dozens of seafood purveyors. They all say "yes, I have conch" on the phone and I arrive to find, of course, whelk!
Will work for conch, please help! :-)