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Chalk Sound National Park on Providenciales.

Turks and Caicos Nature & History

In this section, you’ll find articles on the history, plant and animal life, and geology of the Turks and Caicos.

Over the previous few centuries, several interesting industries formed in the unique environment in the country, including sea salt production, guano mining, and sponge, turtle, crab and conch farming.

Comparatively little is known about the Taino epoch of history, and about several eco-systems found in the Turks and Caicos, such as the underwater cave and blue hole systems. As information is uncovered, the academic perspective changes.

There are about a hundred named islands, cays and rocks in the Turks and Caicos, many of which are quite small.