The Secret Lives of Conch – Sustainable Martha’s Vineyard

Some might see the ocean floor as a commodity to be harvested, others might see it as an intricate ecosystem that is fundamental to the web of life on earth.

The conch (channel whelk) is Martha Vineyard’s largest fishery and yet we know very little about them. Shelley Edmundson aims to change that through her groundbreaking research that combines diligent study with GPS tracking and time lapse photography that peers below the oceans surface and explores the hidden lives of conch.