Fall 2007

  • A Margin of Safety September 1, 2007 Restoring mangroves in the Turks & Caicos Islands By Eric Salamanca, Scientific Officer, DECR Photo By Brian Riggs, Curator, National Environmental Centre The world was shocked when a tsunami struck the coasts of southeast Asia in December 2004. More than 200,000 people were believed to have died as a result of the sea surge and a ... Read more about this post
  • Salt Cay Family Robinson September 1, 2007 To these siblings, home is nowhere but Salt Cay. Story & Photos By Michele Belanger-McNair Most residents of Salt Cay tend to be somehow related through several hundred years of marriages and births. There aren’t many different surnames:  Simmons, Smith, Simons, Talbot, Robinson, Dickenson, Been, Wilson, Kennedy, Lightbourne, Selver, Landy, Hamilton, Glinton and ... Read more about this post
  • A Home Away From Home September 1, 2007 TCI’s ReefBall coral relocation project makes transplantation a success. Story & Photos By Christopher Guglielmo Imagine yourself snorkeling off the beach in the perfect turquoise waters of Providenciales’ Grace Bay. You pass a patch of turtle grass where conch and sand dollars line the bottom. You get a bit further out, past several stands ... Read more about this post
  • Talking Taino: Catch of the Day September 1, 2007 Contrary to our current dilemma, the Taino always knew where their fish came from. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson “Here the fishes are so unlike ours that it is amazing; there are some like dorados, of the brightest colors in the world — blue, yellow, red, multi-colored, colored in a thousand ways; and ... Read more about this post
  • And God Created Turquoise September 1, 2007 An historical journey through Chalk Sound National Park. By Katya Brightwell “Everybody think it’s artificial, think it’s paint on the bottom there, but it’s not. It’s different from other places. It’s unique, it’s just unique.” “Impossibly iridescent. It’s a magical place.” Ask anyone to describe the colour of the water in Chalk Sound National Park in ... Read more about this post
  • Its Rightful Place in History September 1, 2007 Breezy House’s new owner pays homage to its creator. By Mila Schukin ~ Photos By Patricia Duff Despite being known as “the birthplace” of modern-day Providenciales, Turtle Cove is very underappreciated, in my view. Although Princess Radziwill and friends hung out here in the 1960s and 140-foot yachts are frequent visitors, Turtle Cove has a calm, lazy ... Read more about this post
  • Sea-Faring Butterflies September 1, 2007 Flitting about the reef for food and courtship, butterflyfish swap wings for fins. Story By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos By Barbara Shively English speakers call this colorful, delicate and playful species of fish by a poetic name — butterflyfish — but its scientific name tells a different story. Chaetodontidae, pronounced key-toe-DON-ti-day, comes from the ... Read more about this post

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Photographer Marta Morton took a much-anticipated trip to Salt Cay in early April, where, among some 5,000 pictures, she captured this intriguing shot of the island’s iconic donkeys. You will find more of Marta’s beautiful photography throughout this issue and atPhotographer Agile LeVin captured this magnificent shot of freediver Samantha Kildegaard, of Free Dive With Me, at Malcolm’s Road Beach on Providenciales. Agile, who grew up and currently resides in Turks & Caicos, has been turning his camera to the country’s beauty for most of his life. He, along with his brother Daniel, produce Visit TCI , a website filled with comprehensive and current information about the Islands.

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