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  1. Florida Corals Tell of Cold Spells and Dust Bowls Past, Foretell Weather to ComeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 27 | Science Blog

    Boulder corals in the waters of Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles from Key West, contain evidence that confirms a centuries-old sea temperature cycle linked to rains, droughts and hurricanes. Scientists seeking an oceanic counterpart to the tree rings that document past weather patterns on land have found one in the subtropical waters of Dry Tortugas National Park near the Florida Keys, where long-lived boulder corals contain the chemical signals of past water temperatures.

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  2. Florida Corals Tell of Cold Spells and Dust Bowls Past, Foretell Weather to ComeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | Environmental News Network

    Scientists seeking an oceanic counterpart to the tree rings that document past weather patterns on land have found one in the subtropical waters of Dry Tortugas National Park near the Florida Keys, where long-lived boulder corals contain the chemical signals of past water temperatures. By analyzing coral samples, USGS researchers and their colleagues have found evidence that an important 60- to 85-year-long cycle of ocean warming and cooling has been taking place in the region as far back as the 1730s.

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  3. The beach of your dreams awaits in the remotest national parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2017 | The Janesville Gazette

    ... acres on Tutuila and neighboring islands, plus about 4,000 acres of coral reefs. nps.gov/npsa Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida. Added in 1992. Acreage: 64,701. About 70 miles west of Key West. Nineteenth-century military fort with underwater ...

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  4. Your park and your islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2017 | The Miami Herald

    ... Park, Maui, Hawaii. Added in 1960. Acreage: 33,265. Dormant 10,023-foot volcano. www.nps.gov/hale Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida. Added in 1992. Acreage: 64,701. About 70 miles west of Key West. Nineteenth century military fort with underwater ...

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  5. The Best Beaches in Key West, FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | Southern Accents

    ... beach day that's truly off the beaten path, book a ferry boat or seaplane ride out to the remote Dry Tortugas National Park. The 100-square mile park is located almost 70 miles west off the shores of Key West. It's quite the trek to reach the ...

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  6. Take A Break From Winter At Dry Tortugas National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    ... three-hour boat ride from Key West, Florida) are home to one of our least-visited national parks, Dry Tortugas National Park , which welcomes fewer than 80,000 visitors per year. And winter is a great time for a trip. Originally named Las Tortugas ...

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  7. 6 Family Travel Trends to Watch in 2017Read the original story

    Dec 14, 2016 | US News & World Report

    ... in the New Year, Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park, which turns 55 next year and Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2017. According to findings from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American ...

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  8. Dry Tortugas ferry settles lawsuit with widow over 2014 snorkel deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A Texas widow has agreed to settle out of court with the Key West ferry company she sued after her 59-year-old husband drowned while snorkeling during a 2014 trip to Dry Tortugas National Park. The agreement means no trial in U.S. District Court over whether the Yankee Freedom III crew was to blame for the death of Donald Yeoman Tinker, who died May 16, 2014, after being dragged from rough waters to shore by an employee.

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  9. Q&A: England travel books, 'carrier imposed fees'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    ... the sunset at Mallory Square, which fills up with street performers. For a day outing, visit Dry Tortugas National Park, accessible by ferry. Random strolling is also fun, especially down Duval Street. Q: Any ideas for where a family of six ...

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  10. Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | KQED

    These photographs were produced by Paula Sprenger and Carter McCormick during their month-long artist residency at Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida. Instead, spectacular night skies, crystalline turquoise waters and extraordinary marine life on the coral reef just a short swim from your back door.

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  11. Valor and Infamy Preserved: A Conversation with Brett Seymour of National Park ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | HistoryNet

    ... cameras, I oversold my abilities to the then-deputy chief of the SRC for a field summer in Dry Tortugas National Park in 1994. It was the summer of my life-diving seven days a week. I wanted to spend my career doing something I was passionate about, ...

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  12. Entrance Fees Increase At Everglades National ParkRead the original story

    Oct 5, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    ... important maintenance and improvement projects within the park. Until last year, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Park had not increased park-wide fees since 1997. Entrance fees go to support a wide range of projects that improve the park and ...

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  13. A Wild And Wet Weekend At Dry Tortugas National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | National Parks Traveler

    At Dry Tortugas National Park days spent kayaking, exploring curious corals beneath the water's surface, or touring Fort Jefferson's ruins are followed by nights in a tropical campground/Yankee Freedom III Garden Key is surrounded by the lapping ocean and, after the sun goes down, the nightly entertainment arrives. At first there are just a few pinpoints of light, then Venus is seen on the horizon.

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  14. Guest blog: Julie Ann Walker on writing romantic suspenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | Magical Musings

    ... good things: action, adventure, madness, mayhem, and steamy hot lovin' - natch. Set on the remote Dry Tortugas National Park islands, and inside the crumbling ruins of Fort Jefferson, readers are taken on a rollercoaster ride that encompasses ...

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  15. No spraying for Zika planned in EvergladesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | USA Today

    ... park. "They do not like wild places," said Ramos, who supervises Everglades National Park and the Dry Tortugas National Park. "They're more urban mosquitoes." Fish said he and his team have collected more than 400,000 mosquitoes in Everglades ...

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  16. Tortugas turtle count sets new loggerhead recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Lots of loggerhead sea turtle mothers lumbered ashore to dig what could be a record number of Florida Keys nests for the protected species. The nesting season in Dry Tortugas National Park was spectacular, said Kayla Nimmo, a biologist with the National Park Service.

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  17. Man dies during snorkeling trip in KeysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2016 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Deputies in the Florida Keys are investigating the snorkeling death of a 67-year-old man from Louisiana in the area of Dry Tortugas National Park. Becky Herrin, the spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, said the woman shed her dive equipment, rose to the surface and yelled for help.

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  18. Witness Says Keys Snorkeler Died After Panicking UnderwaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2016 | CBS Local

    ... Sports - including our [...] The sea wall surrounding Fort Jefferson February 15, 2016 in the Dry Tortugas National Park about 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images) KEY WEST ...

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  19. Massive 'Doughnut' Reef Discovered Behind Australia's Great Barrier ReefRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2016 | News 88.9 KNPR

    ... imaging systems to make 3-D maps of reefs off the coast of Florida in Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park and the NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The new discovery could be helpful for scientists trying to understand the ...

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  20. Massive 'Donut' Reef Discovered Behind Australia's Great Barrier ReefRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2016 | News 88.9 KNPR

    ... imaging systems to make 3-D maps of reefs off the coast of Florida in Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park and the NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The new discovery could be helpful for scientists trying to understand the ...

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