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USGS Study Finds Green Sea Turtles Are Utilizing Protected Habitat
2013-04-30 10:25:12

According to a new US Geological Survey (USGS) study, nesting green sea turtles are benefiting from marine protected areas by using habitats found within their boundaries. This study is the first to track the federally protected turtles in Dry Tortugas National Park.

2010-05-03 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- GORP.com (www.gorp.com), the leading resource for outdoor travel and recreation throughout the world, today launched Park Finder, a new tool that allows travelers to quickly search more than 850 national parks and forests, state parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands within the United States. "There are hundreds of breathtaking national parks and other public lands across the United States, each of which has unique characteristics and attributes,"...

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2006-07-05 07:50:00

In the azure waters of Florida's remote Dry Tortugas National Park, corals have been toppled by hurricanes and blighted by disease and a phenomenon known as bleaching.


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Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

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