Far east on the coast of The Hinterlands in the Eastern Kingdoms continent is a great place for players with a skinning profession to make some quick gold. There are lots of them and they have a fast respawn rate. They will also not attack you unless attacked first, with the exception of one turtle called Gammerita. It is recommended to be in a group of level 35+ or you can easily handle them solo at level 50+ Although you will want to be 5+ levels higher to allow for killing them quicker.

The turtles drop

  • Inv misc shell 03 [Big-mouth Clam]
    • These clams drop often. Read below for what you can get from these clams
  • Inv misc monsterscales 07 [Speckled Shell Fragment]
    • These fragments drop as part of a quest but a stack of 5 can be sold to a vendor for 45 silver. These drop quite often.
  • Inv misc food 70 [Turtle Meat]
    • This meat drops fairly regularly and can be sold on the auction house for a decent markup or used in cooking.
  • Inv misc monsterscales 04 [Thick Scaly Tail]
    • This is basically useless and not worth farming for profit.
  • Inv misc fish 01 [Raw Spotted Yellowtail]
    • This meat drops somewhat rarely, and can be used in cooking.

By skinning the turtles you get

  • Inv misc leatherscrap 08 [Thick Leather]
    • Used in leatherworking. This drops most of the time.
  • Inv misc leatherscrap 02 [Rugged Leather]
    • Used in leatherworking. This drops some of the time.
  • Inv misc monsterscales 11 [Turtle Scale]
    • Used in leatherworking. This drops rarely and sometimes more than one will drop.
  • Inv misc pelt bear ruin 01 [Thick Hide]
    • Rare drop. Used in leatherworking.

What you can get from the big mouth clams

Also these turtles very, very rarely will drop armor or weapons such as

All in all these turtles are a great source to farm simply from the large variety of high value in demand items that they drop and the items resale/usefulness value.