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Reef Fact:

Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) Photo: NOAA

Queen conch (Strombus gigas) blood contains hemocyanin, a copper containing molecule. When the hemocyanin interacts with oxygen during the process of respiration, it turns blue making queen conch “bluebloods.” Please support Reef Relief’s work to improve and protect our coral reefs.

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