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Divers are combing the depths of ocean waters 60 miles south of the Mexican coast in search of the unique queen conch shell that may help scientists better understand the effects of global warming on the fragile aquatic ecosystem.
BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than 25 years, all attempts at culturing pearls from the queen conch (Strombus gigas) have been unsuccessful--until now.
For the first time, novel and proprietary seeding techniques to produce beaded (nucleated) and non-beaded cultured pearls from the queen conch have been developed by scientists from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI).
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