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Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Monday, April 14, 2014
Filling holes around pilings saves milk conch
Divers, FDOT pour 19 tons of concrete to plug bridge holes

Persistence by one Lower Keys diver will keep milk conchs from being trapped in holes along the base of the Bahia Honda bridge and eventual death.

In 2008, Don DeMaria pulled about 70 live milk conch from one cavity around a bridge piling. The rescue motivated DeMaria to send emails, with photos, to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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