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New reports available, publication out soon!

By Catherine | 2 January 2012 | No Comments
Published in Exuma Cays Expedition 2011, Uncategorized

We’ve been busy over the past few months getting reports and two manuscripts finished, the results of a very successful field season in the Exuma Cays. Our findings have already turned heads at the GCFI Conference in Puerto Morelos, Mexico … more >>

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Memories of counting conchs…and living rocks?

By Catherine | 19 September 2011 | No Comments
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After a little more time for reflection (and a vacation), we’re posting again! One of our volunteers at Lee Stocking Island, Jamie, was particularly intrigued by the stromatolites found just offshore, so she wrote a little about her experience encountering … more >>

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Thank You!

By Catherine | 20 August 2011 | No Comments
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The spirit of giving is amazing. Community Conch recently received a generous donation from the First Universalist Church of Denver’s Compassion in Action Program, which gives 100% of each Sunday’s donation to a nominated cause. In appreciation of our work, … more >>

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Its a small country…

By Catherine | 18 August 2011 | No Comments
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The Bahamas is an archipelago stretching hundreds of miles across roughly 5 degrees of latitude creating an arc of unbelievably beautiful turquoise water. There are indeed hundreds, if not thousands of islands (counting the smallest rocks) within its 5,383 square … more >>

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Fishing grounds and marine reserves…what a conch-trast!

By Catherine | 31 July 2011 | No Comments
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As I’ve said before, we were very lucky to have a great group of volunteers again this year. People came from a variety of backgrounds and places, and so all had their own unique impressions of The Bahamas and the … more >>
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Andy, the conch whisperer

By Catherine | 25 July 2011 | No Comments
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The surveys and our 2011 field season are officially completed! We’ve left the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, and the volunteers have traveled back home, but there is still a lot to say. Now with better internet access, I … more >>

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He’s finally in The Bahamas…counting conchs

By Catherine | 18 July 2011 | 1 Comment
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As a nine year old kid I ordered a set of goggles, snorkel, and fins from Montgomery Ward Catalog.  I taught myself to snorkel in the college pool as my Dad taught his Water Safety Instructor courses.  As the students … more >>

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Big or small, we love them all!

By Catherine | 15 July 2011 | No Comments
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Over the past few weeks we’ve seen lots of queen conch. We’ve spent what amounts to days and days in the water and covered miles (or kilometers) of seabed in search of these animals. Each day the crew from the … more >>

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Breaking news from the dive crew!

By Catherine | 11 July 2011 | No Comments
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Well everyone, at this early stage no real conclusions can be drawn about what we’re going to find in the deeper depths here in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, but so far, we have found more queen conch more >>

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Welcome to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

By Catherine | 6 July 2011 | No Comments
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After sailing steadily up the Exuma Cays chain, we have made it to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park! This no take marine reserve has been protected since 1986 years and is known as the oldest Park of its … more >>

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DID YOU KNOW?

conch pearls

Conchs produce natural pearls that come in a range of hues, including white, brown, orange and pink.

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