Conchs migrate seasonally from offshore feeding areas in the winter to shallower summer habitats. Queen conchs bury into the sand for short 'dormancy' periods during winter storms, and also to hide from predators. Their larvae live a planktonic life. Adult queen conchs glide vertically by pedal muscular waves and they also adhere to substrates.
They can also move by a shell thrusting motion known as 'hopping' or 'leaping', making use of their strong muscular foot.
Adults are most active at night, and can travel up to 100 yards a day/night.