Dry Tortugas Photo Contest

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December 2015 – The Dry Tortugas Photo Contest is drawing to a close. Check out the 12 monthly winners at the link below and vote for the best of the bunch. The grand prize winner will be announced in early 2016. The contest was sponsored by the Yankee Freedom III which operates daily ferry service

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Dry Tortugas Marine Reserve Benefits Sea Turtles

July 2015 – Endangered sea turtles are benefiting from marine reserve zones in Dry Tortugas National Park and elsewhere, according to a new study by researchers at USGS. Researchers outfitted green sea turtles with satellite tags and then tracked them as they foraged for food. “Given that worldwide declines in sea grasses – one of

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Sea Turtles Return to Dry Tortugas

June 2015 – The nesting season for loggerhead, green & leatherback turtles has begun in Dry Tortugas and turtles are on the move! An adult loggerhead named Sally (for Interior Secretary Sally Jewell) left the Bahamas earlier this spring bound for the Dry Tortugas (follow her journey here). No word yet on whether she’s nested

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