’Tis The Season to Seek out the Rare and Highly Coveted Green Gill Oyster

Move over Prince Edward Island; the North Carolina coast is climbing the ranks for its prized oysters—specifically, the unusual green gill variety. Recognizable by its striking blue-green gills (the result of a special type of algae), the oyster has been celebrated for centuries in France, where it grows naturally in the Marennes-Oléron region.