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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Pyrodinium bahamense, an HAB organism that blooms each summer in Tampa Bay and Indian River Lagoon, chemically lights up to glow in the dark. This is called bioluminescence.

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