Queen Conch Cultured Pearls -- Co-Inventors (image) Florida Atlantic University Caption Here are Drs. Héctor Acosta-Salmón and Megan Davis, co-inventors, standing beside an aquaculture tank at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. The queen conch is farmed in aquaculture tanks, and the queen conch cultured pearls in the initial harvest were grown in an aquaculture facility at HBOI. With less than two years of research and experimentation, these scientists have produced more than 200 cultured pearls using the techniques they developed. Credit FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.