Reef Action Team 2018

Coral Reef Conservation Certification

March 23, 2018 Last RATs session for 2018 Coral Reef Conservation Certification Despite school finishing early on the last day of term, RATs were fired up and ready to head out on the water to finish the PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Course started in theContinue Reading

Friday RATS club – Chalk Sound Champions!

Friday RATS club – Chalk Sound Champions!
Friday RATS club – Chalk Sound Champions! This Friday the 9th of March, we went kayaking in Chalk Sound for the afternoon. We met the guys from Surfside at the gas station so we could follow them to our launch point – we followed a long dirtContinue Reading

Satellite Turtle Tagging

Satellite Turtle Tagging
Satellite Turtle Tagging On Saturday, February 24th, at the National Environmental Centre, the RATs team were invited to attend a turtle tagging event led by Katherine Hart (DECR environmental officer and turtle expert), Amy Avenant (DECR), Jackie Walker (leader in the Amanyara turtle initiative) and Peter RichardsonContinue Reading

Week 6 – Kayaking Adventures

Week 6 – Kayaking Adventures
Kayaking Adventures On Friday, 23rd February, week 6 with our RATs team, we went out on a kayaking trip with Ms. Rankin and Don Stark (the chairman of the TC Reef Fund). The weather was beautiful (although a little windy) and the water was a bit coolerContinue Reading

Week 4: Coral Gardens

Week 4: Coral Gardens
RATs week 4: Coral Gardens In week four of our new  Reef Action Team (RATS) team, the weather was once again beautiful enough to go out on an excursion. We were fortunate enough to be able to work with Jackie Walker, a naturalist at Amanyara resort, andContinue Reading

RATS: Mangrove Monitoring and regeneration project

RATS: Mangrove Monitoring and regeneration project
World Wetlands Day, February 2018 RATS Mangrove Monitoring and regeneration project. We eagerly arrived at the launch bay where Amy Avenant, from the Turks & Caicos  Islands Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR), and the helpers from Surfside Academy were waiting for us with kayaks atContinue Reading

RATS 2018

RATS 2018

Reef Action Team 2018 So, our new RATs (Reef Action Team) are up and running for 2018! Our first session, on January 12th, saw our group of 10 head up to Rickie’s beach and spend a couple of hours using some ‘search and rescue’ techniques to do

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