A new study found that Queen conch populations are not mixing across the Caribbean suggesting that there are multiple distinct populations. These findings have implications for management of conch fisheries and suggest that local management of populations may be crucial! Check out a popular news article featuring this work here and a link to the original research article here.

 

Reference:

Truelove et al, Isolation by oceanic distance and spatial genetic structure in an overharvested international fishery, Diversity and Distributions (2017). DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12626

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