• Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

    One year ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Dry Tortugas approximately 100 years ago.
    Sooties, noddies, and where to find them.
    As the Caribbean's emerald waters fell away below our seaplane, I had no idea what to expect from my visit to the Dry Tortugas, 70 miles west of Key West, Florida. Armed with binocs and my trusty green Audubon's, the only pre-mobile Internet info I had on my destination was...'tortugas' is Spanish for turtles; the doctor who set John Wilkes Booth's broken leg was imprisoned at Fort Jefferson; you can see tropical marine life in three feet of water ; and there are lots of birds.
    That last bit of knowledge...
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