Providenciales Island

January 2013

Equipment for installation of dive boat moorings to protect coral reef

The Turks & Caicos Islands consist of the larger Caicos Islands and smaller Turks Islands, two groups of tropical islands in the West Indies. They are known primarily for tourism. The Turks and Caicos Reef Fund works to help preserve and protect the marine environment of the “Beautiful by Nature” Turks and Caicos Islands — an environment that draws so many visitors to these islands and is critical to the survival of the islands themselves.

More and more dive boats are visiting the waters off the islands. As a result, there is a critical need to replace missing or inadequate moorings, such as those anchored by chains wrapped around coral heads. Seacology is funding the replacement of inadequate moorings, and the installation of new ones, at various sites around the island.

Full or partial funding for this project provided by
Seacology Japan.
Project Updates
February 2014
A final report for this project was received in January 2014. The greater goal of the project, to replace all moorings that used chains wrapped around coral heads, was accomplished. The number...
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