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Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Dry Tortugas, Home to a Myriad of Life

Dry Tortugas National Park

 
 
The Dry Tortugas, Home to a Myriad of Life Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 27, 1996
1. The Dry Tortugas, Home to a Myriad of Life Marker
Inscription. These coral islands surrounded by warm water are ideal habitats for birds, turtles, shellfish, coral, fish, and other form of ocean life. Nearby Bush Key is a spectacle of sooty and noddy terns during their March to September nesting season. View them from offshore for their protection.
 
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of Interior.
 
Location. 24° 37.674′ N, 82° 52.302′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of Dry Tortugas National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Key West FL 33040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gunrooms (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd (about 500 feet away); Navy Days at Fort Jefferson (about 600 feet away); Alfred Goldsboro Mayor (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Dry Tortugas National Park. National Park Service (Submitted on December 7, 2016.) 
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironment
 
The Dry Tortugas-Bush Key in the distance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 27, 1996
2. The Dry Tortugas-Bush Key in the distance
The Dry Tortugas beach image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 27, 1996
3. The Dry Tortugas beach
The Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson from the air image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 27, 1996
4. The Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson from the air
The moat around Fort Jefferson image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 27, 1996
5. The moat around Fort Jefferson
Sign at the entrance to Dry Tortugas National Park-Fort Jefferson image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 27, 1996
6. Sign at the entrance to Dry Tortugas National Park-Fort Jefferson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 6, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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