Dry Tortugas


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Dry Tortugas

(tôrto͞o`gəz), island group in the Gulf of Mexico, off S Fla., 60 mi (97 km) W of Key West. Named by the Spanish explorer Ponce de LeónPonce de León, Juan
, c.1460–1521, Spanish explorer, first Westerner to reach Florida. He served against the Moors of Granada, and in 1493 he accompanied Columbus on his second voyage to America.
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 in 1513, the islands later became a pirate base. They are famous for their bird and marine life. Loggerhead Key is the largest island. Centered on Garden Key is Dry Tortugas National Park (64,701 acres/26,195 hectares). The park caontains Fort Jefferson (1846), the largest all-masonry fort in the Western Hemisphere, which served as a prison until 1874. Designated Fort Jefferson National Monument in 1935, it was renamed and became a national park in 1992. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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 (table). The island group is also known as Tortugas.
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Though most species of tern--closely related to gulls--frequent beaches and marshes, sooty terns are at home only on the open seas, but starting in the winter, they return from the far pelagic reaches to the Dry Tortugas.
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Dry Tortugas closed to recreational activities on August 27 at 6 p.
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Fisheries have declined throughout the Southeast, but in areas with less fishing pressure such as the remote Dry Tortugas National Park west of Key West, the fish are bigger and have larger populations, McDonough said.
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Seventy miles off the coast of Key West in the remote Dry Tortugas islands, Parsons was astounded that Cuban refugees continue to land there.
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