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Enthusiastic volunteers…where would we be without them?!

By Catherine | 17 July 2014 | No Comments
Published in Little Bahama Bank 2014

Each year we’ve done conch surveys in The Bahamas, we’ve been quite fortunate to have people volunteer their time and resources to help make the expedition happen. What we do in the field to collect data is inherently somewhat fun … more >>

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Way out there and back on the Little Bahama Bank!

By Catherine | 5 July 2014 | No Comments
Published in Little Bahama Bank 2014, Uncategorized

The route of the Coral Reef II from West End, Grand Bahama to Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco.

This year’s conch survey took us to the most northern latitudes of The Bahamas and some pretty wild places. The northern edge of … more >>

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The End is just the beginning!

By Catherine | 19 June 2014 | No Comments
Published in Little Bahama Bank 2014, Uncategorized

Community Conch made it to West End, Grand Bahama last week to start our survey of the Little Bahama Bank and we’re off to a great start thanks to the help of some very dedicated supporters! After a year of … more >>

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New report and publication available for download!

We now have two new and interesting documents to share with you! Community Conch wrapped up reporting on our fifth conch survey season in the Jumento Cays and Ragged Islands, and we’ve added another publication of significant fishery management value. … more >>

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is not traditionally celebrated in The Bahamas, but we thought it would be a good opportunity to say thank you once again to all of the volunteers who help us out each summer. Enjoy this photo collage of volunteers … more >>

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Meet the R/Js team

By Catherine | 1 August 2013 | No Comments
Published in Ragged Island/Jumento Cays 2013, Uncategorized

In addition to the usual Community Conch team, we were joined by four volunteers this year. And we really couldn’t have chosen a better crew, because these folks were truly up for the challenge. In this post we’ll feature Erin … more >>

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Ragged Island and Jumento Cays surveys – check!

By Catherine | 23 July 2013 | 1 Comment
Published in Ragged Island/Jumento Cays 2013, Uncategorized

This year’s conch surveys took us to a remote location in the southern Bahamas, the Ragged Island and Jumento Cays (R/Js) chain. Ragged Island, just 60+ miles from Cuba lies at the southern end of the chain and is inhabited … more >>

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Our first crowdsourcing fundraiser!

By Catherine | 13 February 2013 | No Comments
Published in Outreach

We’re really excited about our upcoming citizen science project, My Science, My Conch, and are working hard to get the funding we need to make it happen. MSMC really focuses on the community aspect of our work and conch conservation, … more >>

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The next generation

By Catherine | 16 September 2012 | No Comments
Published in Outreach, Uncategorized

In many schools throughout The Bahamas, teachers and students are starting out this year with a greater knowledge of a beloved marine resource, the queen conch. Thanks to efforts by Bahamian conservation organizations that decided to put special focus on … more >>

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New video – watch and learn how to estimate the age of a conch!

By Catherine | 12 July 2012 | No Comments
Published in Abaco Expedition 2012, Outreach, Uncategorized, Videos

So, what happens when the weather keeps us from getting out there and counting conch? Usually its data entry, catching up on email, lab work, checking the weather forecast, more data entry, checking the forecast again…mostly we’re behind the computer, … more >>

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DID YOU KNOW?

adult conch

A Queen Conch flares its shell lip at 3-4 years, but it may take 6 years to reach sexual maturity.

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