A report by Gemma Handy for the BBC. From a staple food to its use as a musical instrument, few things epitomise the culture of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) like the queen conch. And, for tourists, pulling up to a beachside restaurant to sample the freshly caught marine snail is a bucket list feature, […]

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A report by Sarah Gibbens for National Geographic. Without intervention, the gray slug that carries a bright shell could disappear from some regions. WHEN YOU’RE A conch, mating is better in a group. In fact, it’s the only way it works. These slow-moving Caribbean sea slugs carry heavy pink and orange shells, which make chasing down mates […]

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