At several sandy areas around the atoll, you can snorkel above huge cushion sea stars, varying in color from pale yellow to burgundy red. If you wish to add to your seashell collection, there are opportunities to walk the shores of the many small cayes on the Atoll to search for a variety of shells that wash up with each tide. Conch fishing is a vital part of the commercial fishing economy at Turneffe and there are thousands of discarded queen conch shells to choose from. In addition, you may find exoskeletons of long spined sea urchins and intact West Indian sea eggs.
Through 1% For The Planet, Turneffe Flats has donated 1% of all income to conservation since 2002. Our efforts have primatily been related to promoting the sustainable use of Turneffe Atoll and other sensitive marine habitats.