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Scientists Publish Study on Bahamian Conch Population


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New Study Shows a Caribbean Queen Conch Population is Slowly Dying of Old Age Within a Marine Sanctuary

CHICAGO The queen conch is an iconic Caribbean marine snail whose populations have declined significantly over the last two decades due to overfishing. Even when individual populations are well-protected within marine sanctuaries, their long-term viability may be in doubt, according to a new study published at the end of June in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series. The study suggests that a network of connected marine parks would better protect conch into the future...

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