Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Photo of the Day - Conch Shells

Conch Shells

Conchs need a lot of oxygen in the water to be able to thrive, so that is why they are mostly found near the breaking surf of the barrier reef.  They also like warm clear water and a sandy bottom which makes living in the Caribbean waters of Belize ideal for conchs. 

The meat of the conch is white and rubbery and is used to make chowder, conch fritters and cerviche.  Conch season is from October to June in Belize.

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