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conch pearls

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

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My Science! My Conch!

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MY SCIENCE! MY CONCH! ON YOUR ISLAND!

My Science! My Conch! was a nationwide citizen-science project carried out throughout The Bahamas by Community Conch and our partners. We reached 7 islands and hundreds of students in this effort to involve communities and schools in the collection important scientific data and to raise awareness about the queen conch fishery.

 
Contact the Bahamas National Trust,  242-393-1317
Or contact BREEF: 242-327-9000

Program Included

  • Conch 101: Education and training program
  • Be the scientist! Guided scientific survey of a conch “midden”
  • What did you find? See your results and talk Conch-servation with national and community partners.

COST: FREE

ALSO INCLUDED: T-shirt

Make sure to check out the MSMC blog for the latest updates and photos!

Make sure to check out the MSMC blog for more information. 

Why Citizen-Science? Why Conch?
Citizen science or science conducted by citizens, is a great way for communities to learn more about the value of their natural resources. Participants in MSMC will get hands on experience in the collection of scientific data that will help fishery managers make more informed decisions about one of the most important fisheries in The Bahamas, the Queen Conch fishery.

Participants…

  • Gained a better understanding of the scientific method of gathering information
  • Learned lots of cool and interesting facts about the Queen Conch
  • Became better informed and share ideas about managing sustainable fisheries…FRITTERS FOREVER!!
  • Supported the national Conchservation campaign