Historic Markers Across Florida



The Dry Tortugas, Home to a Myriad of Life



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Location: On the grounds of Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas National Park
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 24° 37.674    W 082° 52.302
  24.6279    -82.8717
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: WMPYR0
 



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The Dry Tortugas, Home to a Myriad of Life

—Dry Tortugas National Park —


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.

National Park Service, US Department of Interior.