Thursday, August 10, 2017

The conch is mostly gone from Florida. Can the Bahamas save the queen?


BY JENNY STALETOVICH
jstaletovich@miamiherald.com

The queen of the sea, a monster mollusk that inspired its own republic in Florida but now is as likely to be found in a frying pan or a gift shop as the ocean floor, is in trouble.

A marine preserve in the Bahamas famed for its abundance of queen conchs and intended to help keep the country’s population thriving is missing something: young conchs.  Read more >>

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