Muchbetter member ReefCI are currently working with Cedar Crest College in the US to help research the Queen Conch a large marine mollusc.
Queen Conch can grow to around 2 pounds in weight, and 8 inches long. After the mating season they can lay up to half a million eggs. The main predator of the Queen Conch is humans, being valuable tourist gifts. If left alone, they can live 40 years.
ReefCI are helping tag Queen Conchs at their deepwater breeding sites to aid research into breeding patterns, populations and migratory paths.
ReefCIs guests have the opportunity to help with this data collection whilst diving with them, so if you are interested, head to ReefCI’s profile to view their holidays. You can read more information on this project on the ReefCI blog.