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Study Finds Overharvest of Juvenile Queen Conch in Belize May be Reducing Size of Adults and Population

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Study Finds Overharvest of Juvenile Queen Conch in Belize May be Reducing Size of Adults and Population
(October 08, 2019) A queen conch in Glover's Reef, Belize. CREDIT: Alexander Tewfik/WCS. NEW YORK , NY |  OCTOBER 08, 2019 - A recent study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the University of Miami, and Universidad de Puerto Rico has detected a decrease in the average size of adult queen conch (Lobatus gigas) in the waters of Belize, possibly the result of fishers using shell length rather than thickness as a reliable indicator of age. The study represents the first research to ...

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