Discover the secrets of the Queen Conch, a stunning mollusk often referred to as the Queen of the Sea. Florida Atlantic University professor Megan Davis shares her passion for the Queen Conch, from her teenage encounters in The Bahamas to pioneering commercial conch farming techniques.
Bahamian science communicator Lashanti Jupp interviews Dr. Megan Davis, Research Professor at Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, to discuss Queen Conch Aquaculture and if we can "save the queen conch" through this process.
Laura Issac Norton graduated from Florida Atlantic University with her Master’s in Marine Science and Oceanography. During her time at FAU, she traveled to The Bahamas to help design and operate a queen conch restoration hatchery. In fact, she spent so much time in the water studying the queen conch, the community nicknamed her the "conch girl".
The documentary For the Love of Conch features our queen conch research and conservation efforts in The Bahamas. You can view the trailer and short version of this wonderful documentary on Vimeo.
Megan fell in love with the queen conch while sailing in the Bahamas with her family. Her passion to grow and conserve the conch followed her to college and then to the Turks and Caicos, where she was the co-founder of the World's first conch farm. In this talk, learn about queen conch, conch pearls, and where a marine scientist's career can go when one dreams big.
Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute
A Fishers Operated Pilot-Scale Queen Conch (Aliger gigas) Hatchery and Nursery Facility for Restoration and Sustainable Seafood Supply in Puerto Rico
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