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Tortuga

(tōrto͞o`gä) [Span.,=turtle], island, c.70 sq mi (180 sq km), off N Haiti. It was a notorious rendezvous of pirates in the 17th cent. It is called Île de la Tortue by the Haitians.

Tortuga

an island in the Caribbean, off the NW coast of Haiti: haunt of pirates in the 17th century. Area: 180 sq. km (70 sq. miles)
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They will premiere excerpts from new work and share experiences during their residency, an extended trailer for a new multimedia project, and will speak about their exciting time at Dry Tortugas National Park and also about their past work.
It's interesting that the Tortugas lockouts comprise one of the biggest no-fishing zones in the United States.
The locations of the 6 hatcheries owned by fishermen cooperatives (in parentheses) are shown in Figure 1: Isla de Cedros (Productores Nacionales de Abulon), Isla Natividad (Buzos y Pescadores de la Baja California), Punta Eugenia (La Purisima), Bahia Tortugas (Bahia Tortugas), La Bocana (Progreso), and Punta Abreojos (Punta Abreojos).
Seventy miles off the coast of Key West in the remote Dry Tortugas islands, Parsons was astounded that Cuban refugees continue to land there.
The Costa Rica and Nicaragua route calls at San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, and Playa del Coco, National Park Santa Rosa, Flamingo Beach and National Reserve of Curu/Isla Tortugas, Costa Rica.
Florida's $60 billion tourism and fishing industries--as well as the Dry Tortugas marine sanctuary and deepwater corals in the Southeast Atlantic--are at stake.
Their 60-foot M/V Playmate comes with a professional crew, gourmet food, four cabins and plenty of opportunities for spearfishing and diving the 60-foot-deep, high-visibility waters of the Tortugas Bank.
Size distribution of pink shrimp, Penaeus duorarum, and fleet concentrations on the Tortugas fishing grounds.
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The Gulf Loop Current is a clockwise current that normally carries water from the Yucatan Channel north into the Gulf of Mexico, then back down south off Florida's west coast, past the Dry Tortugas and into the Gulf Stream.
Kristen Hughes (Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston) Multibeam Sonar Analysis of Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
Key West is also the gateway to the Dry Tortugas National Park, a protected area of coral reefs teeming with fish.