Mystery photo: Where in the World?

 

 

Each spring divers collect conch egg masses and bring them to a hatchery in the Caribbean. There’s a larvae and metamorphis stage in there, where they are fed little pellets of conch food and grow into baby conch 2cm in size. After the baby conch mature to 8cm in special onshore nursery ponds, they’re moved out to bluer (subsea) pastures until they reach adulthood. The pens shown above, scattered over 60 acres, keep predators like lobsters, stingrays and octopus away from eating the conch so they can develop into mature adults with beautiful pink lips. This takes around 2.5 years. After that they’re ready to be harvested. These and other fascinating facts can be learned at the only conch farm in the world….Where in the world is it???

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