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Wrapping up at Lee Stocking Island

By Catherine | 1 July 2011 | No Comments
Published in Exuma Cays Expedition 2011

Well, we have said goodbye to 3 of our volunteers for the Lee Stocking Island leg of the trip and are heading north today. We really, really appreciate the time and dedication Jamie, Karl, and Alannah gave us while here. … more >>

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A day in the life of a Tow Baby

By Catherine | 26 June 2011 | No Comments
Published in Exuma Cays Expedition 2011
It’s so funny how after you meet someone in this field of work, it is never the last you see of them. I met Catherine Booker 2 years ago at the Cape Eleuthera Institute and we did a few months … more >>
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Some people just can’t get enough…

By Catherine | 21 June 2011 | No Comments
Published in Exuma Cays Expedition 2011

Hello fellow Conchophiles!

This is my first (ever) blog-post, believe it or not.  Be nice.  This is not my first time, however, visiting Lee Stocking Island (LSI).  I had the good fortune of living and working here back in the … more >>

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Adults, juveniles, and a hammerhead shark!

By Catherine | 18 June 2011 | No Comments
Published in Exuma Cays Expedition 2011

We’re three days into collecting data and already we’ve had some pretty exciting things happen. Yesterday, we were able to get everyone trained to do the diving surveys we will be working on, and the towing crew had no problem … more >>

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Off to a good start!

By Catherine | 15 June 2011 | No Comments
Published in Exuma Cays Expedition 2011

Our 2011 field season officially started today! With the arrival of our new volunteers we’ll be trained up and out surveying by tomorrow. For the next 2 weeks we are based out of the Caribbean Marine Research Center on Lee … more >>

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Important Queen Conch Surveys Taking Place in the Exuma Cays This Summer

By Catherine | 9 June 2011 | No Comments
Published in Exuma Cays Expedition 2011, Press Releases, Uncategorized

(NASSAU, BAHAMAS) – This summer a team of scientists and volunteers will conduct important surveys of queen conch populations in the Exuma Cays of The Bahamas. Community Conch, a U.S. non-profit organization, has organized this year’s expedition. It is their … more >>

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New resource on communityconch.org

By Catherine | 12 May 2011 | No Comments
Published in Press Releases

Community Conch has added a new resource to our website for those interested in conch conservation in The Bahamas and the Caribbean. Our latest scientific manuscript presents an interesting comparison of conch reproduction in the fishing grounds of the Berry … more >>

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See our ad in the Nassau Guardian

By Catherine | 20 November 2009 | No Comments
Published in Press Releases

Thank-you to everyone for helping with our 2009 summer conch survey in the Berry Islands.

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Valuable queen conch surveys completed in the Berry Islands

By Catherine | 20 November 2009 | No Comments
Published in Press Releases

(NASSAU, BAHAMAS) – A new organization working in the Bahamas, Community Conch, has recently completed a extensive survey of queen conch populations in the Berry Islands. A team of volunteers from the U.S. and the Bahamas came together to gather … 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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