Bycatch: Florida Crown Conch

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Bycatch: Florida Crown Conch

The Florida crown conch, Melongena corona, is the most common mollusk caught in our traps.


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FWC Facts:
Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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