Gotcher attention now, huh?
Berea College helped Alton’s Dive Center determine:
of all the conch in our corral.
All 88 of them.
Some Queen Conch, a few
Milk Conch interlopers.
But a lot more than we ever thought!
It was a daunting task and Berea College
from Kentucky spent the entire afternoon,
collecting them from our corral and
weighing, sexing and sizing them up!
Thanks so much!
Did you know that if the Queen’s eye gets bitten off,
it’ll grow a new one! Funny facts!
Over the last few years, Alton’s Dive Center has been
collecting Queen Conch and preserving them in our enclosed,
ocean-front corral. Currently one in 75,000 reaches adult-hood
but when raised in a protected environment, these odds increase
significantly to one in 50! So we are doing our best!
Check out Domenica’s and the Provitapax organization’s
youtube video on the fantastic things
she and her organization are doing with dried up coral found on the
beach. They are rehydrating horse conch and bringing them to
Most of all, thanks to Pamela and the
Coral Reef Alliance
without whom we never ever ever never
would have been able to do it by ourselves!