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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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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┬árarer 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 ┬áthe 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 World

Today we headed out to see the Conch Farm…….the only one of its kind in the world. I’d heard that they had suffered quite some damage from Hurricanes Hanna and Ike. I have been through the farm several times over … Continue reading

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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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