Conch shells line our island paths

Conch shells may line our island paths but we don’t contribute to the declining conch population (see our Dec. 3 post about the Queen Conch being considered for the threatened or endangered species list.)

 

These shells were acquired over the years from eating conch back when they were plentiful and a regular part of the belizean fishery. Now, the only shells we acquire are found during snorkels and are laying empty, abandoned by their previous builders and occupants.