Fort Jefferson National Monument, Dry Tortugas National Park

Photograph by Mike Theiss

Historic Fort Jefferson towers over Florida’s Dry Tortugas National Park. This archipelago, made up of seven low-lying islands, is home to some of the healthiest coral reefs remaining off North American shores. Only 40 acres (16 hectares) of the park’s 100 square miles (260 square kilometers) are above water, creating a marine life sanctuary.

Posted on February 22, 2011, in Traveling and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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