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A Long Journey (by Boat) to Paradise

Beryl Nelson By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos by Tom Rathgeb and Courtesy of Beryl Nelson Q:  How did you come to live in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Beryl? A:  Well, it’s a long story . . .  Actually, the story itself is simple: Beryl Nelson, who grew up in Michigan and Indiana, decided when […]

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Crawling Out of History

The Grand Turk Tortoise Chelonoidis alburyorum keegani By Bill Keegan, Betsy Carlson and Michael Pateman Just as the hare is zipping across the finish line, the tortoise has stopped once again by the roadside, this time to stick out his neck and nibble a bit of sweet grass, unlike the previous time when he was […]

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Features

Discoveries & Mysteries

TCI birding: Questions answered; questions raised. By Simon Busuttil There are around 11,000 species of birds in the world. “Around” because the number changes all the time. Totally new species are fairly frequently discovered, and a thankfully few (as yet) others are deemed extinct, but most of the changes occur through “splitting” existing species. These […]

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Wreck of the Concepción

The fateful final voyage of a treasure-laden Spanish galleon. By Ben Stubenberg ~ Original Painting by Richard McGhie Strewn across the long barrier reefs and shallow banks that encircle the Turks & Caicos lie more than 1,000 shipwrecks. Each one comes with a unique yet kindred story of crew and passengers staring down death as […]

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The Power of Vitamin Sea

One dose released Tristan to bloom. Story & Photos By Kelly Currington For anyone who loves the sea, the feeling of being connected to its powers seems to come naturally. We feel drawn to it for our sense of peace and balance, and to reset from the chaos of everyday life. When we slip below […]

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Green Pages

Helping the Humpback

Protecting one of the Islands’ biggest natural wonders. By Katharine Hart and Cathy Bacon, Turks & Caicos Islands Whale Project Photos By Katharine Hart, Deep Blue Charters Each winter, hundreds of North Atlantic Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) travel thousands of kilometers from their summer feeding grounds in colder waters to the turquoise shallows surrounding the […]

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Flamingo Flamboyance

The relationship between the salt industry and the American flamingo. By Skylar Wuelfing, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies Looking out across the salt flats of the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI), one can often spot a flamboyance (or large group) of brightly colored birds known as American flamingoes (Phoenicopterus […]

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Raking Up the Past

Salt production on the Turks & Caicos Islands (Part 1) Story & Postcard Images Courtesy Jeff Dodge Salt was the most important industry on the Turks & Caicos Islands for almost 300 years. Salt was of critical importance, not only for culinary purposes, but to preserve meat and fish. Since salt production involved so many […]

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Kings of Bonefishing

Remembering the Jennings brothers. Story & Photos Courtesy Dr. Carlton Mills In the early 1960s, the only fishing plant in the Turks & Caicos was in South Caicos. This attracted fishermen from throughout the Islands who came over to improve their livelihood. Many of them stayed on the fishing bank for several days diving or […]

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Marta Morton spent an hour filming a “flamboyance” of flamingos last September at aptly-named Flamingo Lake in Providenciales. For more of Marta’s beautiful images of the TCI, visit www.harbourclubvillas.com.

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