coastline while kitesurfing. 600+ fragments of imperiled corals were rescued and transplanted onto these Reef Balls in June this year, and some have started to show astonishing growth. Amanyara's Adopt-a-Coral program offers guests an opportunity to participate in coral reef restoration and conservation.
sea turtle initiative caught a turtle that had tags from the University of Florida (the first time tags from outside of TCI have been recorded in this project). After contacting @uflorida we know that this sub-adult green turtle was first caught in Great Inagua in May 2012, and there is no other record of capture. Almost 5 years later it was caught (yesterday) on the Caicos Banks, and has grown more than 20 cms. This data in so valuable in finding out more about the Turks and Caicos Islands sea turtle population, helping us to get information about growth rates, habitat use and migration patterns.
With heartfelt gratitude to our team at Amanyara, and the broader community in Turks and Caicos, I am pleased to confirm that Amanyara will reopen on October 20, 2017.
Amanyara was closed for scheduled maintenance works during the month of September which meant we had no guests or staff in residence, enabling us to better prepare for the passing of Hurricane Irma. As a result, Amanyara weathered Hurricane Irma with minor impact, and our efforts remain focussed on the personal needs of our staff, their families and local community.
I thank our entire Aman community around the world for their outpouring of concern and well wishes during the passing of Hurricane Irma. As the impacted areas continue to recover, we remain fully committed to our employees and local communities and our thoughts of healing and well-being are with those in Turks and Caicos and neighbouring Caribbean islands during this time.
Chief Operating Officer