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Snorkel at Smith’s Reef

A new GoPro gift combined with summer “silly” season makes for ideal conditions for snorkeling here on island. Only stipulation being that I get to use any of Mike’s underwater shots in my blog. Mike’s photo’s are absolutely stunning. Smith’s … Continue reading

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Conch Festival 2010

We had such a great afternoon of fun, laughter, meeting friends, music, singing and dancing and  watching the numerous competitions from tug o’ war to conch blowing. More photos to come tomorrow.     Cheers,     Marta     … Continue reading

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Conch n’ flowers

    Marta     http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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Conch Season Opens

I didn’t know we had a conch season here in the Turks and Caicos Islands. I found out yesterday that Conch season opened Oct 15th and will run until July 15. Conch has played an integral part in the islands’ … Continue reading

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A Day on the Water

 Another great day spent with friends on the water. As we waded to our little cay with the iguanas, I came across a pink tipped sea anemone. It appeared to be growing out of an old conch shell encrusted with … Continue reading

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King Helmet Shell

Piles of conch shells lie in the waters by Da Conch Shack in Blue Hills. In amongst them there were a few King Helmet Shells which seem to be much rarer than the Queen Conchs. I’m noticing more and more of … Continue reading

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Conch World (Part 2)

Some 80 onshore ponds, where aeration systems keep the water oxygenated, are the nursery home of  the baby conchs which are fed a special conch feed by some 20 staff at the farm. Conch World has 200 offshore pens which … Continue reading

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Conch Shell

Blue Hills is another of my favourite areas where there’s always something great to photograph. These guys were on the beach by Da Conch Shack selling conch shells that they had cleaned. Marta   http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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Conch

The Queen conch live on sandy bottoms and feed on numerous species of algae and seagrasses. Did you know that Providenciales , the Turks and Caicos Islands has the only viable commercial conch farm in the world? The queen conch … Continue reading

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