Tony Amos rescuing an Atlantic Bottle Nosed Dolphin.
On September 4th, 2017 Tony Amos at eighty years young left this Earth for another of God’s assignments.
To quote the Corpus Christi Caller Sun-Times, “Amos, who was born and raised in England, began his life’s work of rescuing and rehabilitating sick, stranded and injured sea turtles, marine mammals and birds began in 1979 after the Ixtoc I oil spill in the Bay of Campeche.
He arrived in the Coastal Bend shortly before the spill after accepting a job as an oceanographer at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas.
A picture of Tony at his last auction. He held an auction each year of off the beach finds to raise money for the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARC)
Yesterday Port Aransas said goodbye to Tony in the most fitting way possible. His remains were carried out to sea by one of his beloved turtles from the beach named after him.
Here is the sign honoring Tony.
A lot of people gathered.
Tony’s ashes were sprinkled on the turtles back, and the turtle aimed toward the sea.
As if Tony was cheering him on, the turtle went toward the water.
A final plunge and we said goodbye to the rehabilitated turtle and Tony
I think Tony enjoyed the whole thing. It was his kind of event
The sunset put a beautiful finish on the memorial.